J. Phys. IV France
Volume 116, October 2004
Page(s) 275 - 280

J. Phys. IV France 116 (2004) 275-280

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004116017

Two experiments with Bose-Einstein condensates in magnetic micro traps

C. Zimmermann, S. Kraft, A. Günther, H. Ott and J. Fortágh

Physikalisches Institut, Auf der Morgenstelle 14, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

Bose-Einstein condensates are trapped in elongated magnetic traps made from micro fabricated current conductors. By bringing the atoms close to the surface of the substrate a periodic anomalous magnetic field is observed. It is oriented parallel to the conductor and depends on its current. In a second experiment we study the motion of a condensate in an anharmonic wave guide. Strong collective excitations are observed which can be very well described by theory. Simulations predict pronounced chaotic motion within the parameter range of the experiment.

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