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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 132, Issue 5, pp 309-367

Simplified System for Creating a Bose–Einstein Condensate

  • H. J. LewandowskiAffiliated withJILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology and, University of Colorado and Department of PhysicsUniversity of Colorado
  • , D. M. HarberAffiliated withJILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology and, University of Colorado and Department of PhysicsUniversity of Colorado
  • , D. L. WhitakerAffiliated withJILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology and, University of Colorado and Department of PhysicsUniversity of Colorado
  • , E. A. CornellAffiliated withJILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology and, University of Colorado and Department of PhysicsUniversity of Colorado

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Abstract

We designed and constructed a simplified experimental system to create a Bose–Einstein condensate in 87Rb. Our system has several novel features including a mechanical atom transfer mechanism and a hybrid Ioffe–Pritchard magnetic trap. The apparatus has been designed to consistently produce a stable condensate even when it is not well optimized.

Bose–Einstein condensation experimental apparatus magnetic trap degenerate gas