Condensate splitting in an asymmetric double well for atom chip based sensors

B Hall, S Whitlock, Russell Anderson, P Hannaford, Andrei Sidorov

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We report on the adiabatic splitting of a Bose-Einstein condensate of 87Rb atoms by an asymmetric double-well potential located above the edge of a perpendicularly magnetized TbGdFeCo film atom chip. By controlling the barrier height and double-well asymmetry, the sensitivity of the axial splitting process is investigated through observation of the fractional atom distribution between the left and right wells.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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