We propose a setup in which Andreev-like reflections predicted for 1D transport systems could be observed time dependently using cold atoms in a 1D optical lattice. Using time-dependent density matrix renormalization group methods we analyze the wave packet dynamics as a density excitation propagates across a boundary in the interaction strength. These phenomena exhibit good correspondence with predictions from Luttinger liquid models and could be observed in current experiments in the context of the Bose-Hubbard model.
- Andreev-like reflections
- cold atoms