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Having it Both Ways: Distinguishable Yet Phase-Coherent Mixtures of Bose-Einstein Condensates

Published

Author(s)

Eric A. Cornell, D S. Hall, M R. Matthews, C E. Wieman

Abstract

We have begun a series of experiments on mixed bosonic quantum fluids. Our system is mixed Bose-Einstein condensates in dilute Rb-87. By simultancously trapping the atoms in two different hyperfine states, we are able to study the dynamics of component separation and of the relative quantum phase of two interpenetrating condensates. Population can be converted from one state to the other at a rate that is sensitive to the relative quantum phase.
Citation
Journal of Low Temperature Physics
Volume
113
Issue
No. 3/4

Keywords

Bose-Einstein condensation, magnetic trap, phase coherence, superfluid mixtures

Citation

Cornell, E. , Hall, D. , Matthews, M. and Wieman, C. (1998), Having it Both Ways: Distinguishable Yet Phase-Coherent Mixtures of Bose-Einstein Condensates, Journal of Low Temperature Physics (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created November 1, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017