Non-locality of two ultracold trapped atoms

T. Fogarty, T. Busch, J. Goold, Mauro Paternostro

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We undertake a detailed analysis of the non-local properties of the fundamental problem of two trapped, distinguishable neutral atoms that interact with a short-range potential characterized by an s-wave scattering length. We show that this interaction generates continuous variable (CV) entanglement between the external degrees of freedom of the atoms and consider its behaviour as a function of both, the distance between the traps and the magnitude of the inter-particle scattering length. We first quantify the entanglement in the ground state of the system at zero temperature and then, adopting a phase-space approach, test the violation of the Clauser-Horn-Shimony-Holt inequality at zero and non-zero temperature and under the effects of general dissipative local environments.
Original languageEnglish
Article number023016
Pages (from-to)023016
Number of pages1
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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