Hau, Lene Vestergaard, B. D. Busch, Chien Liu, Zachary Dutton, Michael M. Burns, and J. A. Golovchenko. 1998. Near-resonant spatial images of confined Bose-Einstein condensates in a 4-dee magnetic bottle. Physical Review A 58(1): R54-R57.
We present quantitative measurements of the spatial density profile of Bose-Einstein condensates of sodium atoms confined in a 4-Dee magnetic bottle. The condensates are imaged in transmission with near-resonant laser light. We demonstrate that the Thomas-Fermi surface of a condensate can be determined to better than 1%. More generally, we obtain excellent agreement with mean-field theory. We conclude that precision measurements of atomic scattering lengths and interactions between phase-separated cold atoms in a harmonic trap can be performed with high precision using this method.
OLD. When found in the workflow, this was listed metadata-only. But, per SherpaRomeo, the publisher's version CAN be archived. http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1050-2947/ I see no reason this can't go in LAA; committing today, 9/19.