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Momentum correlations as signature of sonic Hawking radiation in Bose-Einstein condensates

by A. Fabbri, N. Pavloff

This Submission thread is now published as SciPost Phys. 4, 019 (2018)

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As Contributors: Alessandro Fabbri · Nicolas Pavloff
Arxiv Link: (pdf)
Date accepted: 2018-03-24
Date submitted: 2018-03-16 01:00
Submitted by: Pavloff, Nicolas
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
Academic field: Physics
  • Gravitation, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • Quantum Physics
Approach: Theoretical


We study the two-body momentum correlation signal in a quasi one dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate in the presence of a sonic horizon. We identify the relevant correlation lines in momentum space and compute the intensity of the corresponding signal. We consider a set of different experimental procedures and identify the specific issues of each measuring process. We show that some inter-channel correlations, in particular the Hawking quantum-partner one, are particularly well adapted for witnessing quantum non-separability, being resilient to the effects of temperature and/or quantum quenches.

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Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) Dynamical correlation functions Hawking radiation One-dimensional Bose gas Quantum quenches

Published as SciPost Phys. 4, 019 (2018)

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Besides the point already discussed in the reply to the referee's comments we added some references, corrected typos and added a new subsection label for clarity

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