Ultra cold atoms and Bose-Einstein condensation for quantum metrology

  title={Ultra cold atoms and Bose-Einstein condensation for quantum metrology},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Perrin},
  journal={The European Physical Journal Special Topics},
  • H. Perrin
  • Published 21 June 2009
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal Special Topics
This paper is a short introduction to cold atom physics and Bose-Einstein condensation. Light forces on atoms are presented, together with laser cooling, and a few atom traps: the magneto-optical trap, dipole traps and magnetic traps. A brief description of Bose-Einstein condensation is given together with some important links with condensed matter physics. The reader is referred to comprehensive reviews and to other lecture notes for further details on atom cooling, trapping and Bose-Einstein… 

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