Adaptive inelastic magnetic mirror for Bose-Einstein condensates

A.S. Arnold, C. MacCormick, M.G. Boshier

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)031601(R)
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

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Keywords

  • Bose-Einstein condensates
  • magnetic field
  • optics
  • photonics

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Arnold, A.S. ; MacCormick, C. ; Boshier, M.G. / Adaptive inelastic magnetic mirror for Bose-Einstein condensates. In: Physical Review A. 2002 ; Vol. 65, No. 3. pp. 031601(R).
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In: Physical Review A, Vol. 65, No. 3, 01.2002, p. 031601(R).

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