Andreev-like reflections with cold atoms

Andrew Daley, P. Zoller, B. Trauzettel

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110404-1-110404-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2008


  • Andreev-like reflections
  • cold atoms

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