Formation of a Bose condensate of stable molecules via a Feshbach resonance

S.J.J.M.F. Kokkelmans, H.M.J. Vissers, B.J. Verhaar

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    Abstract

    The conversion of an atomic condensate to a condensate of diatomic molecules in the rovibrational ground state was analyzed. A stimulated Raman transtion enhanced by magnetic fields that sweeps over a Feshbach resonance was used. The magnitude of the Raman transtion probability was enhanced by seven orders for sodium atoms. The resulting condensate was found to be as stable as the atomic condensates.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number031601
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review A : Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
    Volume63
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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