Scientific Results

Degenerate quantum gases manipulation on AtomChips

Year: 2012

Authors: Herrera I., Petrovic J., Lombardi P., Consolino L., Bartallini S., Cataliotti FS.

Autors Affiliation: European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS), Via Nello Carrara 1, 50019 Sesto (FI), Italy; Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, PO Box 522, 11001 Belgrade, Serbia; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze, via Sansone 1, 50019 Sesto (FI), Italy; Istituto Nazionale di Ottica-CNR, Largo E Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy; Dipartimento di Energetica Sergio Stecco, Università di Firenze, via S Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: The integration of cold atomic sources and electromagnetic field sources in the same device is a major frontier for both fundamental science and advanced technology. In this paper, we discuss the realization of the Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) on an AtomChip and describe such an experimental configuration realized at LENS. We also concentrate on the realization of a particular integrated matter wave interferometer where coherent coupling between the BECs in different Zeeman states is used to produce a fringe time-population signal at the output. Finally, we discuss the prospects for application of such a device as a multi-path interferometer.


Volume: T149      Pages from: 014002  to: 014002

More Information: We thank M Schrambock (Atominstitut, TU-Wien) at the ZMNS who realized the AtomChip we used. The chip was supplied through the CHIMONO Collaboration. Funding for this work was obtained from the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under FET-Open grant MALICIA (265522), and from the Italian Ministry of Research (Project HYTEQ).
KeyWords: Advanced technology; Atomic sources; Bose-Einstein condensates; Coherent coupling; Degenerate quantum gas; Electromagnetic field sources; Matter-wave interferometers; Zeeman state, Electromagnetic fields; Interferometers; Steam condensers, Interferometers; Photonics
DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/2012/T149/014002

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