Publications 2003


Bose-Einstein condensation of molecules
M.W. Zwierlein, C.A. Stan, C.H. Schunck, S.M.F. Raupach, S. Gupta, Z. Hadzibabic, and W. Ketterle:
Observation of Bose-Einstein Condensation of Molecules.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 250401 (2003).
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 120 kB) MIT Press Release

Quantum-degenerate molecules

K. Xu, T. Mukaiyama, J.R. Abo-Shaeer, J.K. Chin, D. Miller, and W. Ketterle:
Formation of Quantum-Degenerate Sodium Molecules.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 210402 (2003).
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 430 kB)

Sub-nanokelvin temperatures

A. E. Leanhardt, T. A. Pasquini, M. Saba, A. Schirotzek, Y. Shin, D. Kielpinski, D. E. Pritchard, and W. Ketterle:
Adiabatic and Evaporative Cooling of Bose-Einstein condensates below 500 Picokelvin.
Science 301, 1513-1515 (2003).
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 231 kB) MIT Press ReleasePhotos
How to achieve and measure ultralow temperatures
Press Report 1Press Report 2Guiness Book (pdf, 509 kB)

Absence of clock shifts in fermionic gases

M.W. Zwierlein, Z. Hadzibabic, S. Gupta, and W. Ketterle:
Spectroscopic insensitivity to cold collisions in a two-state mixture of fermions.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 250404 (2003).
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 153 kB)

Large clouds of fermions

Z. Hadzibabic, S. Gupta, C.A. Stan, C.H. Schunck, M.W. Zwierlein, K. Dieckmann, and W. Ketterle
Fifty-fold improvement in the number of quantum degenerate fermionic atoms.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 160401 (2003).
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 131 kB)

RF spectroscopy of fermions

S. Gupta, Z. Hadzibabic, M.W. Zwierlein, C.A. Stan, K. Dieckmann, C.H. Schunck, E.G.M. van Kempen, B.J. Verhaar, and W. Ketterle:
RF Spectroscopy of Ultracold Fermions.
Science 300, 1723-1726 (2003); published online in Science Express on May 8, 2003.
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 194kB) Press report 1 (pdf, 92 kB) Press report 2 (pdf, 84 kB)
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Superradiance in the short-pulse regime
Dominik Schneble, Yoshio Torii, Micah Boyd, Erik W. Streed, David E. Pritchard, and Wolfgang Ketterle:
The Onset of Matter-Wave Amplification in a Superradiant Bose-Einstein Condensate.
Science 300, 475-478 (2003); published online in Science Express on March 27, 2003.
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 153 kB) Press report (jpg, 109 kB)
Instability of a BEC with negative scattering length

J.K. Chin, J.M. Vogels, and W. Ketterle:
Amplification of Local Instabilities in a Bose-Einstein Condensate with Attractive Interactions.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 160405 (2003).
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 193 kB)

Coreless vortex
A.E. Leanhardt, Y. Shin, D. Kielpinski, D.E. Pritchard, and W. Ketterle:
Coreless vortex formation in a spinor Bose-Einstein condensate.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 140403 (2003).
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 445kB)

BEC near surface
A.E. Leanhardt, Y. Shin, A.P. Chikkatur, D. Kielpinski, W. Ketterle, and D.E. Pritchard:
Bose-Einstein condensates near a microfabricated surface.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 100404 (2003).
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 210 kB)

Coherent collisions
J. M. Vogels, J. K. Chin, and W. Ketterle:
Coherent Collisions between Bose-Einstein Condensates.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 030403 (2003).
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 141 kB)

F=2 Na BEC

A. Görlitz, T.L. Gustavson, A.E. Leanhardt, R. Löw, A.P. Chikkatur, S. Gupta, S. Inouye, D.E. Pritchard, and W. Ketterle:
Sodium Bose-Einstein Condensates in the F=2 State in a Large-volume Optical Trap.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 090401 (2003).
Summary (pdf)Paper (pdf, 330 kB)