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Fluctuations and flux: The limits of multistate atom lasers

Robins, Nicholas; Savage, Craig; Hope, Joseph; Lye, J; Fletcher, C; Haine, S.; Close, John

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The observation and study of classical fluctuations on an atom laser beam were reported. An 87Rb condensate, consisting of approximately 50,000 atoms were produced via evaporation in a water-cooled QUIC magnetic trap. The radio frequency pulses were amplified and radiated perpendicular to the magnetic bias field of the trap through a 22 mm radius single loop. The results show that beyond a critical flux the classical fluctuations on the output beam increase with increasing flux.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/87328
Source: Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.69.051602

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