Physics of Cold Trapped Atoms

Laser Physics

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 593-598

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Raman fingerprints on a spinor BEC

  • L. S. LeslieAffiliated withInstitute of Optics and Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester Email author 
  • , K. C. WrightAffiliated withDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
  • , N. P. BigelowAffiliated withInstitute of Optics and Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of RochesterDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

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Abstract

We present examples of ring structures that arise in a 87Rb spinor condensate through the application of Raman laser pulses that couple the internal spin states of the F = 2 ground state manifold. The appearance of fringes within the context of the population transfer dynamics is discussed, and several pulse protocol options are compared.

PACS numbers

37.10.Vz 03.75.Mn 03.75.Lm 37.25.+k