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A smooth, holographically generated ring trap for the investigation of superfluidity in ultracold atoms

Bruce, Graham D. and Mayoh, James and Smirne, Giuseppe and Torralbo-Campo, Lara and Cassettari, Donatella (2011) A smooth, holographically generated ring trap for the investigation of superfluidity in ultracold atoms. Physica Scripta, T143. -. ISSN 0031-8949

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Abstract

We discuss the suitability of holographically generated optical potentials for the investigation of superfluidity in ultracold atoms. By using a spatial light modulator and a feedback enabled algorithm, we generate a smooth ring with variable bright regions that can be dynamically rotated to stir ultracold atoms and induce superflow. We also comment on its future integration into a cold atom experiment.