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Introduction
Optical lattices
2.1 Basic theory of optical lattices
2.1.1 AC Stark Shift
2.1.2 Dissipative interaction
2.1.3 Lattice geometry
2.2 Single particle physics
2.2.1 Bloch functions
2.2.2 Wannier orbitals
2.2.3 Tight-binding approximation
2.2.4 Semiclassical dynamics
3.1 Bose-Hubbard Hamiltonian
3.2 Superfluid-Mott insulator transition
Mean field theory
4.1 Discrete nonlinear Schr¨odinger equation (DNLSE)
4.2 Dragging experiment
4.2.1 Experiment
4.2.2 Linear free particle model
4.2.3 Effect of the magnetic confinement
4.2.4 Interaction effects
4.3.1 Experiment
4.3.2 Case of no external potential
= 1.85. Parameters are the same as in Fig. 4.12
4.3.3 Dynamics with a constant external force
Quadratic approximations
5.1 The characteristic Hamiltonian
5.2 Bogoliubov-de Gennes (BdG) equations
5.3 Higher order terms
5.3.1 Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov equations
5.3.2 HFB-Popov approximation
5.4 The Bose-Hubbard model and superfluidity
5.5 Expectation values
5.6 Applications
5.6.1 Translationally invariant lattice
5.6.2 One-dimensional harmonic trap plus lattice
5.7 Improved HFB-Popov approximation
5.7.1 The two-body and many-body scattering matrices
5.7.2 The anomalous average and the many-body scattering ma- trix
5.7.3 Improved Popov approximation
5.8 Conclusions
6.1 2PI effective action Γ(z,G)
6.2 Perturbative expansion of Γ2(z,G) and approxima-
6.2.1 The standard approaches
6.2.2 Higher order expansions
6.2.3 Zero mode fluctuactions
6.3 CTP formalism
6.4 HFB approximation
6.4.1 Equations of motion
6.4.2 Mode expansion of the HFB equations
6.5 Second-order expansion
6.5.1 Equations of motion
6.5.2 Conservation laws
6.6 Conclusions
7.1 Mean field dynamics
7.1.1 Dynamical evolution
7.1.2 Comparisons with the exact solution
7.2 2PI-CTP approximations
7.2.1 Initial conditions and parameters
7.2.2 Numerical algorithm for the approximate solution
7.2.3 Results and discussions
7.3 Conclusions
8.1 Rewriting the 2PI-CTP second-order equations
8.2 Boltzmann equations
8.3 Equilibrium properties for a homogeneous system
8.3.1 Quasiparticle formalism
8.3.2 HFB approximation
8.3.3 Second-order and Beliaev approximations
8.4 Conclusions
9.1 Commensurate translationally invariant case
9.1.1 Perturbation theory
9.2 Harmonic confinement plus lattice
9.3 Conclusions
10.1 Formalism
10.2 Observables
10.3 Linear response
10.4 Zero-temperature regime
10.4.1 Bogoliubov approach
10.4.2 Inhomogeneous system
10.5 Mott insulator regime
10.5.1 Commensurate homogeneous system
10.6 Finite temperature
10.7 Conclusions
optical lattice
11.1 Homogeneous dynamics
11.2 Dynamics in presence of the external trap
11.3 Measurement
11.4 Conclusions
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