Heidelberg 2015 – wissenschaftliches Programm
A 22.2: Vortrag
Mittwoch, 25. März 2015, 11:15–11:30, M/HS1
Single particle dynamics in ultracold environments — •Paula Ostmann and Walter Strunz — Tu Dresden , Institut für Theoretische Physik, Deutschland
We investigate the quantum dynamics of a single ion which is immersed into a Bose-Einstein condensate. The ultracold environment acts as a refrigerator, and thus, the influence on the motion of the molecule or ion is dissipative. For a theoretical description, simple phenomenological master equation approaches are widely used to describe the ensuing damped quantum dynamics. Instead of calculating the particle dynamics itself, our focus lies on a more detailed description of the environment and the particle-environment interaction. We aim to describe the effective dynamics of the damped particle dynamics using the full bath correlation function instead of a simple damping rate. In this way we gain a more thorough theoretical understanding of properties of quantum matter, such as superfluidity, when acting as an environment.