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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. 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 AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Becker, DennisUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lachmann, Maike D.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Seidel, Stephan T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ahlers, HolgerUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dinkelaker, Aline N.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grosse, Jensjens.grosse (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hellmig, OrtwinInstitut für Laserphysik, Universität HamburgUNSPECIFIED
Müntinga, H.ZARM, Univ. BremenUNSPECIFIED
Schkolnik, VladimirInstitut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Wendrich, ThijsLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Wenzlawski, AndreInstitut für Laserphysik, Universität HamburgUNSPECIFIED
Weps, Benjaminbenjamin.weps (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Corgier, RobinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Franz, TobiasTobias.Franz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gaaloul, NaceurLeibniz University of Hannover, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Herr, WaldemarUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lüdtke, DanielDaniel.Luedtke (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6758-1562
Popp, ManuelLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Amri, SirineUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Duncker, HannesUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Erbe, MaikUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kohfeldt, A.Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Kubelka-Lange, AndréZARM, University of BremenUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, Clausclaus.braxmaier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Charron, EricUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ertmer, W.Inst. f. Quantenoptik, Leibniz Univ. HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Krutzik, MarkusHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Lämmerzahl, C.ZARM, Univ. BremenUNSPECIFIED
Peters, AchimHumboldt University Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Schleich, W.P.Inst. f. Quantenphysik, Univ. UlmUNSPECIFIED
Sengstock, K.Ins. Laserphysik, Univ. HamburgUNSPECIFIED
Walser, R.Inst. f. angewandte Physik, TU DarmstadtUNSPECIFIED
Wicht, A.Humboldt Univ., BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Windpassinger, PatrickInstitut für Laserphysik, Universität HamburgUNSPECIFIED
Rasel, ErnstLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIED
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
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 Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systems Engineering Optische Systeme, R - Vorhaben SISTEC
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:24 Jan 2019 09:36

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