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Transverse mode imaging of guided matter waves

Dall, Robert; Hodgman, Sean; Johnsson, Mattias; Truscott, Andrew; Baldwin, Kenneth


Ultracold atoms whose de Broglie wavelength is of the same order as an extended confining potential can experience waveguiding along the potential. When the transverse kinetic energy of the atoms is sufficiently low, they can be guided in the lowest order mode of the confining potential by analogy with light guided by a single mode optical fiber. We have obtained the first images of the transverse mode structure of guided matter waves in a confining potential with up to 65% of atoms in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.81.011602


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