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Space-borne Bose–Einstein condensation for precision interferometry

Becker, Dennis and Lachmann, Maike D. and Seidel, Stephan T. and Ahlers, Holger and Dinkelaker, Aline N. and Grosse, Jens and Hellmig, Ortwin and Müntinga, H. and Schkolnik, Vladimir and Wendrich, Thijs and Wenzlawski, Andre and Weps, Benjamin and Corgier, Robin and Franz, Tobias and Gaaloul, Naceur and Herr, Waldemar and Lüdtke, Daniel and Popp, Manuel and Amri, Sirine and Duncker, Hannes and Erbe, Maik and Kohfeldt, A. and Kubelka-Lange, André and Braxmaier, Claus and Charron, Eric and Ertmer, W. and Krutzik, Markus and Lämmerzahl, C. and Peters, Achim and Schleich, W.P. and Sengstock, K. and Walser, R. and Wicht, A. and Windpassinger, Patrick and Rasel, Ernst (2018) Space-borne Bose–Einstein condensation for precision interferometry. Nature, 562, pp. 391-395. Nature Publishing Group. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0605-1. ISSN 0028-0836.

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Official URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0605-1

Abstract

Owing to the low-gravity conditions in space, space-borne laboratories enable experiments with extended free-fall times. Because Bose–Einstein condensates have an extremely low expansion energy, space-borne atom interferometers based on Bose–Einstein condensation have the potential to have much greater sensitivity to inertial forces than do similar ground-based interferometers. On 23 January 2017, as part of the sounding-rocket mission MAIUS-1, we created Bose–Einstein condensates in space and conducted 110 experiments central to matter-wave interferometry, including laser cooling and trapping of atoms in the presence of the large accelerations experienced during launch. Here we report on experiments conducted during the six minutes of in-space flight in which we studied the phase transition from a thermal ensemble to a Bose–Einstein condensate and the collective dynamics of the resulting condensate. Our results provide insights into conducting cold-atom experiments in space, such as precision interferometry, and pave the way to miniaturizing cold-atom and photon-based quantum information concepts for satellite-based implementation. In addition, space-borne Bose–Einstein condensation opens up the possibility of quantum gas experiments in low-gravity conditions1,2.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/122473/
Document Type:Article
Title:Space-borne Bose–Einstein condensation for precision interferometry
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Becker, DennisUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lachmann, Maike D.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Seidel, Stephan T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ahlers, HolgerUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dinkelaker, Aline N.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grosse, JensUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hellmig, OrtwinInstitut für Laserphysik, Universität HamburgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Müntinga, H.ZARM, Univ. BremenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schkolnik, VladimirInstitut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wendrich, ThijsLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wenzlawski, AndreInstitut für Laserphysik, Universität HamburgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Weps, BenjaminUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Corgier, RobinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Franz, TobiasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gaaloul, NaceurLeibniz University of Hannover, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Herr, WaldemarUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lüdtke, DanielUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6758-1562136889842
Popp, ManuelLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Amri, SirineUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Duncker, HannesUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Erbe, MaikUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kohfeldt, A.Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kubelka-Lange, AndréZARM, University of BremenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, ClausUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Charron, EricUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ertmer, W.Inst. f. Quantenoptik, Leibniz Univ. HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Krutzik, MarkusHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lämmerzahl, C.ZARM, Univ. BremenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Peters, AchimHumboldt University Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schleich, W.P.Inst. f. Quantenphysik, Univ. UlmUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sengstock, K.Ins. Laserphysik, Univ. HamburgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Walser, R.Inst. f. angewandte Physik, TU DarmstadtUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wicht, A.Humboldt Univ., BerlinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Windpassinger, PatrickInstitut für Laserphysik, Universität HamburgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rasel, ErnstLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2018
Journal or Publication Title:Nature
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:562
DOI:10.1038/s41586-018-0605-1
Page Range:pp. 391-395
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:0028-0836
Status:Published
Keywords:Bose-Einstein, interferometry
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systems Engineering Optische Systeme (old), R - Vorhaben SISTEC (old)
Location: Braunschweig , Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualisation
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:25 Oct 2018 09:57
Last Modified:14 Jun 2023 16:02

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