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Ultralow-temperature magnifying glass: how Bose-Einstein condensation makes quantum mechanics visible
Author(s): Eric A. Cornell; Paul C Haljan
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Paper Abstract

Experiments in Bose-Einstein condensation provide an unusually direct view of the working quantum wave mechanics. We make use of two internal states of Rb-87 to engineer desired wavefunction patterns, and with the use of simple optical imaging, we characterize the results of these efforts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4450, Harnessing Light: Optical Science and Metrology at NIST, (18 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.431254
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Eric A. Cornell, National Institute of Standards and Technology and Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Paul C Haljan, National Institute of Starndards and Technology and Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4450:
Harnessing Light: Optical Science and Metrology at NIST
Carmina Londono, Editor(s)

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