# Nonlinear Phase Dynamics in a Driven Bosonic Josephson Junction Academic Article

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### abstract

• We study the collective dynamics of a driven two-mode Bose-Hubbard model in the Josephson interaction regime. The classical phase space is mixed, with chaotic and regular components, which determine the dynamical nature of the fringe visibility. For a weak off-resonant drive, where the chaotic component is small, the many-body dynamics corresponds to that of a Kapitza pendulum, with the relative phase $\ensuremath{\varphi}$ between the condensates playing the role of the pendulum angle. Using a master equation approach we show that the modulation of the intersite potential barrier stabilizes the $\ensuremath{\varphi}=\ensuremath{\pi}$ inverted pendulum'' coherent state, and protects the fringe visibility.

### publication date

• January 1, 2010