Formation and recurrence of quasicrystalline patterns from quantum dynamics of suddenly released matter waves: Analogous manifestation of optical waves

H. C. Liang*, J. C. Tung, T. W. Wu, C. H. Tsou, Y. C. Lin, Y. F. Chen

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Abstract

We analytically and numerically verify that two-dimensional (2D) quasicrystalline matter waves can be formed from the free-time evolution of multiple Gaussian waves regularly distributed on a circular ring. We also demonstrate that an interesting recurrence phenomenon can be manifested by adding an extra Gaussian wave on the center of multiple Gaussian waves uniformly distributed on a ring. We finally employ an optical experiment for the coherent light passing through the mask to analogously illustrate the formation of 2D quasicrystalline patterns and the associated recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10005
JournalEPL
Volume99
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2012

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