Hitting Bose-Einstein condensates with a comb: evolution of interference patterns inside a magnetic trap
Authors: Mueller J.H., Morsch O., Cristiani M., Ciampini D., Arimondo E.
Autors Affiliation: Univ Pisa, INFM, Dipartimento Fis E Fermi, I-56127 Pisa, Italy
Abstract: We study the evolution inside a harmonic trap of Bose-Einstein condensates released from the periodic potential of an optical lattice. After a time-of-flight, harmonic motion of the interference peaks is observed as well as a breathing motion in the direction perpendicular to the optical lattice. We interpret these results in terms of a simple physical model and discuss the possibility of more detailed studies of such a system.
Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF OPTICS B-QUANTUM AND SEMICLASSICAL OPTICS
Volume: 5 (2) Pages from: S38 to: S41
KeyWords: Bose-Einstein condensation; Optical lattices; Citations: 7data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2023-01-29References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here