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Welcome to the Bose Einstein Condensation (BEC) lab at the University of Arizona's College of Optical Sciences. Located in warm and sunny Tucson, we are pursuing research with some of the coldest stuff in the universe: Bose-Einstein Condensates. Our specific areas of interest include studies of superfluid vortices, phase transitions, and quantum turbulence. We use BECs held in combined magnetic and optical potentials, in both 3-D and nearly 2-D trapping geometries. More information can be accessed through the navigation menu to the left.

We gratefully acknowledge funding and support from the National Science Foundation (grant number 0855677), the Army Research Office, and the University of Arizona.

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In situ imaging of vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates

In situ imaging of vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates Kali E. Wilson, Zachary L. Newman, Joseph D. Lowney, and Brian P. Anderson

File:PhysRevA.91.023621.pdf


Persistent current formation in a high-temperature Bose-Einstein condensate: an experimental test for c-field theory

Persistent current formation in a high-temperature Bose-Einstein condensate: an experimental test for c-field theory

File:Persistent current formation in a high-temperature Bose-Einstein condensate- an experimental test for c-field theory.pdf

Observation of vortex dipoles in an oblate Bose-Einstein condensate.

T. W. Neely, E. C. Samson, A. S. Bradley, M. J. Davis, and B. P. Anderson Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 160401 (2010) File:Observation of Vortex Dipoles in an Oblate Bose-Einstein Condensate.pdf

Also see the Viewpoint article by Peter Engels of Washington State University, Observing the dance of a vortex−antivortex pair, step by step

Spontaneous vortices in the formation of BECs.

C. Weiler, T. Neely, D. Scherer, A. Bradley, M. Davis, and B. Anderson, Nature 455, p. 948, 16 October, 2008 (Nature article: need a subscription to access)

Also see: Nature News & Views by Kris Helmerson of NIST (Nature article: needs a subscription to access)

UANews.org press release

University of Otago press release

Vortex Formation by Merging of Multiple Trapped BECs

D. Scherer, C. Weiler, T. Neely, and B. Anderson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 110402 (2007). (PRL article: needs a subscription to access)


Rubidium 87 BEC, N~10^6 atoms. See The Experiment

Contact Information

Phone and fax:

520-626-5825 (Prof. Brian P.Anderson, PI)

520-626-2836 (BEC lab)

520-621-4358 (fax - please indicate recipient)

Mail:

College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona

1630 E University Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85721

Email: Please see Group Members

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