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UC Berkeley Ultracold Atomic Physics Group

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Rubidium-87 BEC Experiment

Our research concentrates on the application of ultracold bosons to questions relevant to condensed matter.. The systems we are studying include spinor condensates and periodically dressed condensates.   We are also interested in elucidating the fundamental optical properties of BECs, as in our work on nonlinear magneto-optics in a scalar BEC.
A fundamental tool is the use of  phase-contrast imaging to measure magnetization nondestructively and with high spatial resolution.

Various illustrations of our experimental setup can be found here.




Left to right: Sabrina Leslie, James Higbie, Lorraine Sadler, and Mukund Vengalattore

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