Pathway to chaos through hierarchical superfluidity in blue-detuned cavity-BEC systems
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We explore the role of atomic correlations in a harmonically trapped Bose-Einstein condensate coupled to a dissipative cavity where both the atoms and the cavity are blue-detuned from the external pumping laser. Using a genuine beyond-mean-field many-body approach, we extract density distributions and many-body correlations to unveil a pathway to chaos at large pump power through a hierarchical self-organization of the atoms where the atoms transition from a single-well optical lattice to a double-well optical lattice. Correlated states of the atoms emerge and are characterized by local superfluid correlations in phases which are globally superfluid or Mott insulating. Local superfluid-Mott transitions are precluded by a dynamical instability to chaos which occurs via quasiperiodic attractors. Our results explain the mechanism behind the dynamical instabilities observed in experiments. © 2020 American Physical Society. Show more
Journal / seriesPhysical Review A
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Organisational unit03571 - Sigrist, Manfred / Sigrist, Manfred
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