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}
}
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

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