Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 46, Supplement 6, pp 3070–3076

Quantitative studies of Bose-Einstein condensation in a dilute atomic vapor

  • D. S. Jin
  • J. R. Ensher
  • M. R. Matthews
  • C. E. Wieman
  • E. A. Cornell
Plenary and Invited Papers Quantum Fluids and Solids

DOI: 10.1007/BF02548112

Cite this article as:
Jin, D.S., Ensher, J.R., Matthews, M.R. et al. Czech J Phys (1996) 46(Suppl 6): 3070. doi:10.1007/BF02548112

Abstract

We observe Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in a dilute atomic gas cooled below 280 nK.87Rb atoms are optically trapped and pre-cooled, loaded into a magnetic trap, and then evaporatively cooled throughthe BEC phase transition. We present results of quantitative studies of condensate fraction, interaction strength, and excitations of the condensate in this system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Jin
    • 3
  • J. R. Ensher
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. R. Matthews
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. E. Wieman
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. A. Cornell
    • 3
  1. 1.JILANational Institute of Standards and Technology and University of ColoradoBoulder
  2. 2.Physcs DepartmentUniversity of ColoradoBoulder
  3. 3.Quantum Physics DivisionNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyBoulder