From: Dan Stamper-Kurn <>
Newsgroups: milano.seminari
Subject: 18-07-2005 Seeing spinning condensates
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 14:08:22 +0000 (UTC)

                                 Seminario INFM

                              Il giorno 18-07-2005
                        alle ore 11:00 in Aula Caldirola

                           Il Prof. Dan Stamper-Kurn
                      University of California - Berkeley

                        terra' un seminario dal titolo:

                          Seeing spinning condensates

 One appealing aspect of research on gaseous Bose-Einstein condensates is that
    nearly all measurements of these quantum fluids are made through optical
imaging. Recent work in our laboratory has focused on new means and applications
 of optical detection. One system on which we have shed new light is the spinor
    Bose-Einstein condensate, a magnetic quantum fluid. Through polarization
 sensitive imaging, we have made in-situ, real-time measurements of transverse
   and longitudinal magnetization of such a fluid, finding, for example, that
Larmor precession of a Bose-Einstein condensate about an applied magnetic field
is long lived even in the presence of significant field inhomogeneity. In other
work, we are striving toward applying single-atom-sensitive optical detection to
   ultracold atomic systems with potential application to both scientific and
                    technological goals. Toward that goal, w

                Sono tutti cordialmente invitati a partecipare.
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