Applied Physics B

, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp 391–393 | Cite as

Time interval distributions of atoms in atomic beams

  • M. Köhl
  • A. Öttl
  • S. Ritter
  • T. Donner
  • T. Bourdel
  • T. Esslinger
Article

Abstract

We report an experimental investigation of two-particle correlations between neutral atoms in a Hanbury Brown and Twiss experiment. Both an atom laser beam and a pseudo-thermal atomic beam are extracted from a Bose–Einstein condensate and the atom flux is measured with a single atom counter. We determine the conditional and the unconditional detection probabilities for the atoms in the beam and find good agreement with the theoretical predictions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Köhl
    • 1
  • A. Öttl
    • 1
  • S. Ritter
    • 1
  • T. Donner
    • 1
  • T. Bourdel
    • 1
  • T. Esslinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Quantum ElectronicsETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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