Toroidal optical dipole traps for atomic Bose-Einstein condensates using Laguerre-Gaussian beams

E. M. Wright, J. Arlt, K. Dholakia

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Laguerre-Gaussian beams were shown to provide a flexible means of forming toroidal optical dipole traps in two dimensional atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. The toroidal traps could be loaded from initial conditions and the numerical simulation for the same was presented. The possibility of realizing a Tonk's gas of impenetrable bosons on a ring in the limit of a small number of atoms was shown to exist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13608-13601
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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