We investigate the potential for controlling a non-interacting Bose-Einstein condensate loaded into a one-dimensional optical superlattice. Our control strategy combines Bloch oscillations originating from accelerating the lattice and from time-dependent control of the superlattice parameters. We investigate two experimentally viable scenarios, very low and very high potential depths. We are able to exhibit a wide range of control over energy band populations using the superlattice control parameters. With this analysis we consider several examples of quantum state preparation in the superlattice structure that may be difficult to achieve in a regular lattice.
|Journal||Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics)|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Dec 2016|
Bibliographical note9 pages, 11 figures