Highly Influenced

# Near-resonant spatial images of confined Bose-Einstein condensates in a 4-Dee magnetic bottle

@inproceedings{Hau1998NearresonantSI, title={Near-resonant spatial images of confined Bose-Einstein condensates in a 4-Dee magnetic bottle}, author={Lene Vestergaard Hau and B{\"a}rbel Busch and Chien Ting Liu and Zachary Dutton and Michael M. Burns and Jene A. Golovchenko}, year={1998} }

- Published 1998

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… CONTINUE READING

#### From This Paper

##### Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

11 Citations

17 References

Similar Papers