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Spatial Resolution of Spin Waves in an Ultracold Gas

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Author(s)

J M. McGuirk, H J. Lewandowski, D M. Harber, T Nikuni, J E. Williams, Eric A. Cornell

Abstract

We present the first spatially resolved images of spin waves in a gas. The complete longitudinal and transverse spin field as a function oftime and space is reconstructed. Frequencies and damping rates for a standing-wave mode are extracted and compared with theory.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
89
Issue
No. 9

Keywords

cold collisions, collective excitationas, mean-field effect, spin waves

Citation

McGuirk, J. , Lewandowski, H. , Harber, D. , Nikuni, T. , Williams, J. and Cornell, E. (2002), Spatial Resolution of Spin Waves in an Ultracold Gas, Physical Review Letters (Accessed June 25, 2024)

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Created July 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021