Large atom number Bose-Einstein condensate machines

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Title Large atom number Bose-Einstein condensate machines
Author Streed, Erik; Chikkatur, Ananth P.; Gustavson, Todd L.; Boyd, Micah; Torii, Yoshio; Schneble, Dominik; Campbell, Gretchen K.; Pritchard, David E.; Ketterle, Wolfgang
Journal Name Review of Scientific Instruments
Editor Albert T. Macrander
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Argonne, IL USA
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Abstract We describe experimental setups for producing large Bose-Einstein condensates of $^{23}$Na and $^{87}$Rb. In both, a high flux thermal atomic beam is decelerated by a Zeeman slower and is captured and cooled in a magneto-optical trap. The atoms are then transfered into a cloverleaf style Ioffe-Pritchard magnetic trap and cooled to quantum degeneracy with radio frequency induced forced evaporation. Typical condensates contain 20 million atoms. The design includes a second vacuum chamber into which ultracold atoms can be transported with an optical tweezers. This allows the flexibility to rapidly prepare and perform a wide variety of experiments.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 77(2), pp. 023106-1-023106-13 and may be found at
Volume 77
Issue Number 2
Page from 023106-1
Page to 023106-13
ISSN 0034-6748
Date Accessioned 2006-06-21
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Quantum Dynamics; Institute for Glycomics
Faculty Faculty of Science
Subject PRE2009-Atomic and Molecular Physics
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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