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Title: Reversible Destruction of Dynamical Localization

Abstract

Dynamical localization is a localization phenomenon taking place, for example, in the quantum periodically driven kicked rotor. It is due to subtle quantum destructive interferences and is thus of intrinsic quantum origin. It has been shown that deviation from strict periodicity in the driving rapidly destroys dynamical localization. We report experimental results showing that this destruction is partially reversible when the deterministic perturbation that destroyed it is slowly reversed. We also provide an explanation for the partial character of the reversibility.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molecules, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Laser et Applications, Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, F-59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex (France)
  2. Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, Case 74, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20699651
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 23; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.234101; (c) 2005 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BEAM OPTICS; CHAOS THEORY; INTERFERENCE; PERIODICITY; QUANTUM MECHANICS

Citation Formats

Lignier, Hans, Chabe, Julien, Garreau, Jean Claude, Szriftgiser, Pascal, and Delande, Dominique. Reversible Destruction of Dynamical Localization. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.234101.
Lignier, Hans, Chabe, Julien, Garreau, Jean Claude, Szriftgiser, Pascal, & Delande, Dominique. Reversible Destruction of Dynamical Localization. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.234101.
Lignier, Hans, Chabe, Julien, Garreau, Jean Claude, Szriftgiser, Pascal, and Delande, Dominique. Fri . "Reversible Destruction of Dynamical Localization". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.234101.
@article{osti_20699651,
title = {Reversible Destruction of Dynamical Localization},
author = {Lignier, Hans and Chabe, Julien and Garreau, Jean Claude and Szriftgiser, Pascal and Delande, Dominique},
abstractNote = {Dynamical localization is a localization phenomenon taking place, for example, in the quantum periodically driven kicked rotor. It is due to subtle quantum destructive interferences and is thus of intrinsic quantum origin. It has been shown that deviation from strict periodicity in the driving rapidly destroys dynamical localization. We report experimental results showing that this destruction is partially reversible when the deterministic perturbation that destroyed it is slowly reversed. We also provide an explanation for the partial character of the reversibility.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.234101},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 23,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Fri Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}