Research programs

Class cell and objectives

Dual Species Microscope Apparatus

This new machine is built around a small glass vacuum cell that allows high-resolution patterning of confining potentials and imaging of resulting atom configurations, while producing large atom number condensates (4x106).

Time-averaged potentials

We have developed a new apparatus that produces 87Rb Bose-Einstein condensates of 1× 106 atoms. We then transfer the condensate onto a "light sheet" potential using 1064 nm light, which traps the atoms onto a plane.

Retired experiments

There are several BEC experiments that reached the end of their natural lifetime and have since been replaced by the new apparatus.