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Laser Science
Rochester, New York United States
October 10, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-818-7
Quantum Degenerate Gases II (LMG)

Center of Mass Motion in Atom Lasers

Peter D.. Drummond, Timothy Vaughan, and Joel Corney


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Center-of-mass motion fundamentally limits atom laser coherence properties. We analyse the quantum properties of center of mass motion, calculate COM temperatures in evaporative cooling, and relate this to the condensate fraction and quantum superpositions.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.3430) Quantum optics : Laser theory

P. D. Drummond, T. Vaughan, and J. Corney, "Center of Mass Motion in Atom Lasers," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper LMG5.

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