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Watching a Superfluid Untwist Itself: Recurrence of Rabi Oscillations in a Bose-Einstein Condensate

Published

Author(s)

M R. Matthews, B P. Anderson, P C. Haljan, D S. Hall, Juana S. Williams, C E. Wieman, Eric A. Cornell

Abstract

The order parameter of a condensate with two internal states can continuously distort in such a way as to remove twists that have been imposed along its length. We observe this effect experimentally in the collapse and recurrence of Rabi oscillations in a magnetically trapped, two-component Bose-Einstein condensate of 87Rb.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
83

Keywords

Bose-Einstein condensation, superfluidity

Citation

Matthews, M. , Anderson, B. , Haljan, P. , Hall, D. , Williams, J. , Wieman, C. and Cornell, E. (1999), Watching a Superfluid Untwist Itself: Recurrence of Rabi Oscillations in a Bose-Einstein Condensate, Physical Review Letters (Accessed May 23, 2022)
Created September 30, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021