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Adaptive inelastic magnetic mirror for Bose-Einstein condensates

Arnold, A.S. and MacCormick, C. and Boshier, M.G. (2002) Adaptive inelastic magnetic mirror for Bose-Einstein condensates. Physical Review A, 65 (3). 031601(R). ISSN 1050-2947

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    Abstract

    We report the reflection and focusing of a Bose-Einstein condensate by a pulsed magnetic mirror. The mirror is adaptive, inelastic, and has extremely high optical quality. Deviations from specularity are below 1 mrad rms - almost an order of magnitude better than other atomic mirrors. The mirror has been used to realize the atom-optical analog of a beam expander, producing an ultracold collimated fountain of matter waves. The results of these experiments are in good agreement with simple theoretical models.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 2863
    Keywords: Bose-Einstein condensates, magnetic field, optics, photonics, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
    Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2008
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 13:06
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2863

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