Laser Physics

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 593–598 | Cite as

Raman fingerprints on a spinor BEC

Physics of Cold Trapped Atoms

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Optics and Laboratory for Laser EnergeticsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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