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Ratchet effect in the quantum kicked rotor and its destruction by dynamical localization

Research paper by Clément Hainaut, Adam Rançon, Jean-François Clément, Jean Claude Garreau, Pascal Szriftgiser, Radu Chicireanu, Dominique Delande

Indexed on: 11 Jun '18Published on: 07 Jun '18Published in: Physical review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics



Abstract

Author(s): Clément Hainaut, Adam Rançon, Jean-François Clément, Jean Claude Garreau, Pascal Szriftgiser, Radu Chicireanu, and Dominique Delande We study experimentally a quantum kicked rotor with broken parity symmetry, supporting a ratchet effect due to the presence of a classical accelerator mode. We show that the short-time dynamics is very well described by the classical dynamics, characterized by a strongly asymmetric momentum distribu... [Phys. Rev. A 97, 061601(R)] Published Thu Jun 07, 2018