A BEC Based Precision Gravimeter and Magnetic Gradiometer: Design and Implementation
A precision inertial sensor based on the interference of matter waves has been designed and implemented. The apparatus is capable of producing both cold thermal and ultracold Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) atomic ensembles as the inertial test mass. BECs of up to 5x10^6 Rubidium 87 atoms with an effective temperature of 50nK are produced every 13 seconds using a combination of two and three dimensional magneto-optical traps (2D and 3D MOT) and evaporative...[Show more]
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