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PARTIAL-TRANSFER ABSORPTION IMAGING OF 87Rb BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATES

dc.contributor.advisorSpielman, Ian Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Erinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-24T06:51:41Z
dc.date.available2017-01-24T06:51:41Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M20C1T
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/19029
dc.description.abstractWe present the design, testing, and implementation of a minimally-destructive, partial- transfer absorption imaging system. Partial-transfer absorption imaging in 87Rb utilizes a microwave transition to transfer a fraction of the atoms in a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) prepared in the F = 1 hyperfine state into the F = 2 hyperfine state, where they can be imaged on a cycling transition. The F = 1 and F = 2 hyperfine states are far apart enough in frequency that the F = 1 BEC is essentially unaffected by the imaging probe beam. The modulation transfer function, spot diagram, and point spread function for the imaging optics are simulated and measured on a bench model. We demonstrate the use of the imaging system, and we characterize the atom number and decay rate in a series of images of a repeatedly imaged BEC as a function of one of the imaging parameters, the microwave pulse time.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePARTIAL-TRANSFER ABSORPTION IMAGING OF 87Rb BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATESen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAtomic physicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledOpticsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledQuantum physicsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBose-Einstein condensateen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledImagingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNondestructiveen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPartial-transferen_US


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