A method is proposed to drive an ultrafast non-adiabatic dynamics of anView original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1201.6627
ultracold gas trapped in a box potential. The resulting state is free from
spurious excitations associated with the breakdown of adiabaticity, and
preserves the quantum correlations of the initial state up to a scaling factor.
The process relies on the existence of an adiabatic invariant and the inversion
of the dynamical self-similar scaling law dictated by it. Its physical
implementation generally requires the use of an auxiliary expulsive potential
analogous to those used in soliton control. The method is extended to a broad
family of many-body systems. As illustrative examples we consider the ultrafast
expansion of a Tonks-Girardeau gas and of Bose-Einstein condensates in
different dimensions, where the method exhibits an excellent robustness against
different regimes of interactions and the features of an experimentally
realizable box potential.