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Foundation experiments in quantum atom optics with ultracold metastable helium

Manning, Andrew Geoffrey


The field of atom optics has progressed rapidly over the past 20 years since the realisation of Bose-Einstein condensation, such that the wave behaviour of atomic gases is now routinely demonstrated. Furthermore, the study of quantum atom optics, which goes beyond a ‘mean-field’ description of quantum systems to consider the behaviour of single particles, has demonstrated both the similarities between photons and massive species, and their differences as a result of the internal structure...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-12-09
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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