Studies of the Hydrodynamic Properties of Bose-Einstein Condensate of, 87Rb Atoms in a Magnetic Trap
F. Bylicki a, b, M. Zawada a, b, W. Gawlik a, c, A. Noga a, c, J. Zachorowski a, c, W. Jastrzębski a, d, J. Szczepkowski a, e and M. Witkowski a, f
a National Laboratory for Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Grudziądzka 5, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
b Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Grudziądzka 5, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
c Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-057 Kraków, Poland
d Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, al. Lotników 32-46, 02-668 Warszawa, Poland
e Institute of Physics, Pomeranian Academy, Arciszewskiego 22b, 76-200, Słupsk, Poland
f Institute of Physics, University of Opole, Oleska 48, 45-052 Opole, Poland
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Received: 27 11 2007; Revised version: 21 12 2007;
We report details of the apparatus and the experimental procedure leading to production of the Bose-Einstein condensate of 87Rb atoms. Basic hydrodynamic properties of the condensate, like quadrupole oscillations and free fall expansion, are investigated. They provide also characteristics of the magnetic trap crucial for interpretation of future experiments.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.113.691
PACS numbers: 03.75.Hh, 03.75.Kk, 67.85.Bc, 67.85.De