Title

Simplified System for Creating a Bose-Einstein Condensate

Document Type

Article

Department

Physics (Pomona)

Publication Date

9-2003

Keywords

Bose-Einstein condensation, experimental apparatus, magnetic trap, degenerate gas

Abstract

We designed and constructed a simplified experimental system to create a Bose–Einstein condensate in 87Rb. Our system has several novel features including a mechanical atom transfer mechanism and a hybrid Ioffe–Pritchard magnetic trap. The apparatus has been designed to consistently produce a stable condensate even when it is not well optimized.

Rights Information

© 2003 Plenum Publishing Corporation; © Springer, Part of Springer Science+Business Media