Production of spinor condensates of Rb-87 released from a magnetic trap


Most of spinor condensates studied so far were produced in situ in dipole optical traps. Our new method allows production of spinor condensates in an expanding atomic cloud. Since the spinor condensate is created outside the trap, the Bose-Einstein condensate can be prepared in any trap, either magnetic or optical dipole, which significantly extends the experimental flexibility. The described method permits also study of collisions between low density spinor condensates.

Autorzy / Authors: 
R. Gartman, M. Piotrowski, J. Szczepkowski, M. Witkowski, M. Zawada, W. Gawlik
Opt. Applicata 40, 565-570
Tematyka badań: 
Zimne atomy