Absorption imaging of ultracold atoms on atom chips
2011 (English)In: Optics Express, ISSN 1094-4087, Vol. 19, no 9, 8471-8485 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Imaging ultracold atomic gases close to surfaces is an important tool for the detailed analysis of experiments carried out using atom chips. We describe the critical factors that need be considered, especially when the imaging beam is purposely reflected from the surface. In particular we present methods to measure the atom-surface distance, which is a prerequisite for magnetic field imaging and studies of atom surface-interactions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 19, no 9, 8471-8485 p.
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-34206DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.008471ISI: 000290485900056ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79955417176OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-34206DiVA: diva2:423016
QC 201106142011-06-142011-05-302011-06-14Bibliographically approved