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MicroOptics: BEC!

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Since Autumn 2009 we are able to produce Bose-Einstein condensates in a magnetic trap built by substructures underneath the chip, as well as quasi-condensates in a transversely tight confining potential created by our chip structures. The depicted quasi-condensate, containing ~17.000 atoms, is released from the trap and imaged after 12ms of time-of-flight.

Posted: October 10th, 2009, | Comments: none