Rigorous investigation of the reduced density matrix for the ideal Bose gas in harmonic traps by a loop-gas-like approach

Beau, Mathieu and Savoie, Baptiste (2014) Rigorous investigation of the reduced density matrix for the ideal Bose gas in harmonic traps by a loop-gas-like approach. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 55 (5). 053301. ISSN 0022-2488

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Abstract

In this paper, we rigorously investigate the reduced density matrix (RDM) associated to the ideal Bose gas in harmonic traps. We present a method based on a sum-decomposition of the RDM allowing to treat not only the isotropic trap, but also general anisotropic traps. When focusing on the isotropic trap, the method is analogous to the loop-gas approach developed by W.J. Mullin in [38]. Turning to the case of anisotropic traps, we examine the RDM for some anisotropic trap models corresponding to some quasi-1D and quasi-2D regimes. For such models, we bring out an additional contribution in the local density of particles which arises from the mesoscopic loops. The close connection with the occurrence of generalized-BEC is discussed. Our loop-gas-like approach provides relevant information which can help guide numerical investigations on highly anisotropic systems based on the Path Integral Monte Carlo (PIMC) method.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cold atomic gases, Bose-Einstein condensation, harmonic traps, loop-gas approach, permutation cycles, Penrose-Onsager criterion, anisotropic traps, generalized Bose-Einstein condensation, mesoscopic-loops
Divisions: School of Theoretical Physics > Preprints
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 19:30
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2018 10:31
URI: http://dair.dias.ie/id/eprint/311

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