Coherent spin mixing via spin-orbit coupling in Bose gases

TitleCoherent spin mixing via spin-orbit coupling in Bose gases
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsCabedo, J, Claramunt, J, Celi, A, Zhang, Y, Ahufinger, V, Mompart, J
JournalPhys. Rev. A
Date PublishedDec

We study beyond-mean-field properties of interacting spin-1 Bose gases with synthetic Rashba-Dresselhaus spin-orbit coupling at low energies. We derive a many-body Hamiltonian following a tight-binding approximation in quasimomentum space, where the effective spin dependence of the collisions that emerge from spin-orbit coupling leads to dominant correlated tunneling processes that couple the different bound states. We discuss the properties of the spectrum of the derived Hamiltonian and its experimental signatures. In a certain region of the parameter space, the system becomes integrable, and its dynamics becomes analogous to that of a spin-1 condensate with spin-dependent collisions. Remarkably, we find that such dynamics can be observed in existing experimental setups through quench experiments that are robust against magnetic fluctuations.

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