Applied Physics B

, Volume 82, Issue 3, pp 363–366 | Cite as

Atom chip based fast production of Bose–Einstein condensate

  • M. Horikoshi
  • K. Nakagawa


We have developed a simple method for the fast and efficient production of a Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) on an atom chip. By using a standard six-beam magneto-optical trap and light-induced atom desorption for loading, 3×107 87Rb atoms are collected within 1 s and loaded into a small-volume magnetic potential of the chip with high efficiency. With this method, a BEC of 3×103 atoms is realized within a total time of 3 s. We can realize a condensate of up to 2×104 atoms by reducing three-body collisions. The present system can be used as a fast and high-flux coherent matter-wave source for an atom interferometer.


Evaporative Cool Cold Atom Magnetic Trap 87Rb Atom Atomic Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Laser Science and CRESTUniversity of Electro-CommunicationsChofuJapan

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