Bose-Einstein Condensation

Graduate Students:
Rachel Sapiro
David Anderson
Rui Zhang (graduated 2008)


Projects:


BEC in an Optical Lattice BEC-Ion


Papers:


Atom interferometry using Kapitza-Dirac scattering in a magnetic trap
R. E. Sapiro, R. Zhang, and G. Raithel
Phys. Rev. A 79, 043630 (2009).

Reversible loss of superfluidity of a Bose-Einstein condensate in a 1D optical lattice
R. E. Sapiro, R. Zhang, and G. Raithel
New J. Phys. 11, 013013 (2009).

Role of the Mean-field in Bloch Oscillations of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in an Optical Lattice and Harmonic Trap
R. Zhang, R. E. Sapiro, R. R. Mhaskar, and G. Raithel
Physical Review A 78, 053607 (2008)

Bose-Einstein condensate inside a Bragg-reflecting atom cavity
R. Zhang, R. E. Sapiro, N. V. Morrow, R. R. Mhaskar, and G. Raithel
Physical Review A 77, 063615 (2008)


How we make a BEC:




Interesting Pictures:

Cold atom thermometer
(filling a shell potential against
gravity as temperature increases)

Non-equilibrium BEC wave functions

Superfluid-to-Mott-insulator
transition (and back) in 1-D

Kapitza-Dirac scattering of a BEC on a 1-D optical lattice




Many thanks to: