BEC on KRb Chip!

First Interference

We have produced our first BEC using the atom chip in our experiment!

(we had previously made a BEC using a macroscopic copper structure situated underneath the chip)

The atom chip trapping wire is 100 micrometres wide and 2.5 micrometres high, carrying  a current of 800 mA.  The Rb87 BEC has approximately 100,000 atoms.

Posted: April 9th, 2009, | Comments: none