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Realizing a stable magnetic double-well potential on an atom chip

Author(s): J. Esteve, Thorsten Schumm, B. Trebbia, I. Bouchoule, A. Aspect, C. I. Westbrook

Journal: Eur. Phys. J. D

Volume: 35

Page(s): 141-146

Year: 2005

DOI Number: 10.1140/epjd/e2005-00190-9

Link: Link to publication


We discuss design considerations and the realization of a magnetic double-well potential on an atom chip using current-carrying wires. Stability requirements for the trapping potential lead to a typical size of order microns for such a device. We also present experiments using the device to manipulate cold, trapped atoms.

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