Atom optics with Bose-Einstein condensates

L. Deng, E. Hagley, K. Helmerson, Y. Ovchinnikov, W. D. Phillps, S. L. Rolston, J. Simsarian

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Optical, stimulated Raman transitions were used to coherently split and transfer momentum to Bose-Einstein condensates of sodium atoms. This technique exhibited a highly directional, quasi-continuous atom laser and four-wave mixing of matter-waves. It was also noted that when the condensate atoms are exposed to a moving, standing wave they undergo Bragg diffraction and the momentum transfer is unidirectional.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 1999 - Baltimore, United States of America
Duration: 23 May 199928 May 1999 (Proceedings)


ConferenceQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 1999
Abbreviated titleQELS 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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