We measure the second order correlation function for metastable helium atoms released from an ultracold trap source and observe bunching between thermal atoms. When correlations between Bose-Einstein condensed atoms are measured no bunching is observed.
© 2010 The Optical Society
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics
(020.1475) Atomic and molecular physics : Bose-Einstein condensates
A. G. Manning, S. S. Hodgman, R. G. Dall, M. T. Johnsson, K. G. Baldwin, and A. G. Truscott, "Atom Bunching with Ultracold Metastable Helium," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JWA25.
References are not available for this paper.