Ramsey fringes in a Bose-Einstein condensate between atoms and molecules

S.J.J.M.F. Kokkelmans, M.J. Holland

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    Abstract

    In a recent experiment, a Feshbach scattering resonance was exploited to observe Ramsey fringes in a /sup 85/Rb Bose-Einstein condensate. The oscillation frequency corresponded to the binding energy of the molecular state. We show that the observations are remarkably consistent with predictions of a resonance field theory in which the fringes arise from oscillations between atoms and molecules
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number180401
    Pages (from-to)180401-1/4
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume89
    Issue number18
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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