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The Bose-Einstein Condensate and Cold Atom Laboratory

Frye, Kai and Abend, Sven and Bartosch, Wolfgang and Bawamia, Ahmad and Becker, Dennis and Blume, Holger and Braxmaier, Claus and Chiow, Sheng-Wey and Efremov, Maxim A. and Ertmer, Wolfgang and Fierlinger, Peter and Gaaloul, Naceur and Grosse, Jens and Grzeschik, Christoph and Hellmig, Ortwin and Henderson, Victoria A. and Herr, Waldemar and Israelsson, Ulf and Kohel, James and Krutzik, Markus and Kürbis, Christian and Lämmerzahl, Claus and List, Meike and Lüdtke, Daniel and Lundblad, Nathan and Marburger, J. Pierre and Meister, Matthias and Mihm, Moritz and Müller, Holger and Müntinga, Hauke and Oberschulte, Tim and Papakonstantinou, Alexandros and Perovšek, Jaka and Peters, Achim and Prat i Sala, Arnau and Rasel, Ernst Maria and Roura, Albert and Schleich, Wolfgang and Schubert, Christian and Seidel, Stephan T. and Sommer, Jan and Spindeldreier, Christian and Stamper-Kurn, Dan and Stuhl, Benjamin K. and Warner, Marvin and Wendrich, Thijs and Wenzlawski, Andre and Wicht, Andreas and Windpassinger, Patrick and Yu, Nan and Wörner, Lisa (2021) The Bose-Einstein Condensate and Cold Atom Laboratory. EPJ Quantum Technology, 8, p. 1. Springer. doi: 10.1140/epjqt/s40507-020-00090-8. ISSN 2196-0763.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjqt/s40507-020-00090-8


Microgravity eases several constraints limiting experiments with ultracold andcondensed atoms on ground. It enables extended times of flight withoutsuspension and eliminates the gravitational sag for trapped atoms. Theseadvantages motivated numerous initiatives to adapt and operate experimentalsetups on microgravity platforms. We describe the design of the payload,motivations for design choices, and capabilities of the Bose-Einstein Condensateand Cold Atom Laboratory (BECCAL), a NASA-DLR collaboration. BECCALbuilds on the heritage of previous devices operated in microgravity, featuresrubidium and potassium, multiple options for magnetic and optical trapping,different methods for coherent manipulation, and will offer new perspectives forexperiments on quantum optics, atom optics, and atom interferometry in theunique microgravity environment on board the International Space Station.

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Document Type:Article
Title:The Bose-Einstein Condensate and Cold Atom Laboratory
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Frye, KaiLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Abend, SvenLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bartosch, WolfgangLeibniz Universi�at HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bawamia, AhmadFerdinand-Braun-Institut,UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Becker, DennisLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Blume, HolgerLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Chiow, Sheng-WeyJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA, 91109, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ertmer, WolfgangInstitut für Quantenoptik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fierlinger, PeterFierlinger Magnetics GmbH, Rathausplatz 2, D-85748UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gaaloul, NaceurLeibniz University of Hannover, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grzeschik, ChristophHumboldt-Universität, BerlinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hellmig, OrtwinInstitut für Laserphysik, Universität HamburgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Henderson, Victoria A.Ferdinand-Braun-Institut und Humboldt-Universität, BerlinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Herr, WaldemarLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Israelsson, UlfJet PropulsionLaboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA, 91109, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kohel, JamesJet PropulsionLaboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA, 91109, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Krutzik, Markushumboldt-universität zu berlinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kürbis, ChristianFerdinand-Braun-Institut,UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lämmerzahl, ClausZARM, University of Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
List, MeikeUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5268-5633UNSPECIFIED
Lüdtke, DanielUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6758-1562UNSPECIFIED
Lundblad, NathanDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, BatesCollege, ME 04240 Lewiston, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Marburger, J. PierreInstitut f ̈ur Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universit ̈at Mainz, Staudingerweg 7,D-55128 Mainz, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Meister, MatthiasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7210-8588UNSPECIFIED
Mihm, MoritzInstitut f ̈ur Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universit ̈at Mainz, Staudingerweg 7,D-55128 Mainz, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Müller, HolgerUniversity of Cologne, I. Physikalisches Institut, Cologne, GERMANYUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Müntinga, HaukeUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6599-6481UNSPECIFIED
Oberschulte, TimLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Papakonstantinou, AlexandrosLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Perovšek, JakaZARM, Universit ̈at Bremen, Am Fallturm 2 and German Aerospace Center for Space Systems, DLR-RY, Linzer Strasse 1, D-28359 Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Peters, AchimHumboldt University Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Roura, AlbertUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8049-8982UNSPECIFIED
Schleich, WolfgangInstitut für Quantenphysik, Universität UlmUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sommer, JanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2815-0337UNSPECIFIED
Spindeldreier, ChristianLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stamper-Kurn, DanDepartment of Physics, University of California, 366 LeConte HallMC 7300, CA,94720-7300 Berkeley, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stuhl, Benjamin K.Space Dynamics Laboratory, NM, 87106 Albuquerque, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wendrich, ThijsLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wenzlawski, AndreInstitut für Laserphysik, Universität HamburgUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wicht, AndreasFerdinand-Braun-InstitutUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Windpassinger, PatrickJohannes Gutenberg-Universit�at Mainz,UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Yu, NanJet PropulsionLaboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA, 91109, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wörner, LisaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8808-5891UNSPECIFIED
Date:4 January 2021
Journal or Publication Title:EPJ Quantum Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:p. 1
Keywords:Bose-Einstein Condensate; Quantum Optics; Atom Optics; AtomInterferometry; Microgravity; International Space Station
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Communication, Navigation, Quantum Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R KNQ - Communication, Navigation, Quantum Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Fundamental physics, R - Systems Engineering Optische Systeme (old)
Location: Braunschweig , Bremen , Ulm
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Institute for Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing > Relativistic Modelling
Institute of Quantum Technologies > Theoretical Quantum Physics
Institute of Quantum Technologies > Quantum Engineering
Institute for Software Technology > Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualisation
Deposited By: Hamann, Ines
Deposited On:06 Jan 2021 08:41
Last Modified:28 Mar 2023 23:58

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