# Near-Resonant Spatial Images of Confined Bose-Einstein Condensates in a 4-Dee Magnetic Bottle

@article{Hau1998NearResonantSI, title={Near-Resonant Spatial Images of Confined Bose-Einstein Condensates in a 4-Dee Magnetic Bottle}, author={Lene Vestergaard Hau and Brian D. Busch and Chien Liu and Zachary Dutton and Michael M. Burns and Jene Andrew Golovchenko}, journal={Physical Review A}, year={1998}, volume={58} }

We present quantitative measurements of the spatial density profile of Bose-Einstein condensates of sodium atoms confined in a 4-Dee magnetic bottle. The condensates are imaged in transmission with near-resonant laser light. We demonstrate that the Thomas-Fermi surface of a condensate can be determined to better than 1%. More generally, we obtain excellent agreement with mean-field theory. We conclude that precision measurements of atomic scattering lengths and interactions between phase…

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