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Axicon lens for coherent matter waves

Axicon lens for coherent matter waves
Axicon lens for coherent matter waves
We have realized a conical matter wave lens. The repulsive potential of a focused laser beam was used to launch a Bose-Einstein condensate into a radially expanding wavepacket whose perfect ring shape was ensured by energy conservation. In spite of significant interactions between atoms, the spatial and velocity widths of the ring along its radial dimension remained extremely narrow, as also confirmed by numerical simulations. Our results open the possibility for cylindrical atom optics without the perturbing effect of mean-field interactions.

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Muniz, S.R.
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Jenkins, S.D.
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Kennedy, T.A.B.
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Naik, D.S.
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Raman, C.
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Muniz, S.R., Jenkins, S.D., Kennedy, T.A.B., Naik, D.S. and Raman, C. (2006) Axicon lens for coherent matter waves. Optics Express, 14 (20), 8947-8957. (doi:10.1364/OE.14.008947). (PMID:19529273)

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Abstract

We have realized a conical matter wave lens. The repulsive potential of a focused laser beam was used to launch a Bose-Einstein condensate into a radially expanding wavepacket whose perfect ring shape was ensured by energy conservation. In spite of significant interactions between atoms, the spatial and velocity widths of the ring along its radial dimension remained extremely narrow, as also confirmed by numerical simulations. Our results open the possibility for cylindrical atom optics without the perturbing effect of mean-field interactions.

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Published date: 2006
Organisations: Applied Mathematics

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Local EPrints ID: 176435
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/176435
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: f54f39fd-fdef-4367-a580-4ea73a20610d

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Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 11:37

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Author: S.R. Muniz
Author: S.D. Jenkins
Author: T.A.B. Kennedy
Author: D.S. Naik
Author: C. Raman

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