, Volume 132, Issue 5-6, pp 309-367

Simplified System for Creating a Bose–Einstein Condensate

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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.