Sculpting the Vortex State of a Spinor BEC

K. C. Wright, L. S. Leslie, A. Hansen, and N. P. Bigelow
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 030405 – Published 23 January 2009


We use Raman-detuned laser pulses to achieve spatially varying control of the amplitude and phase of the spinor order parameter of a Bose-Einstein condensate. We present experimental results confirming precise radial and azimuthal control of amplitude and phase during the creation of vortex-antivortex superposition states.

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  • Received 1 August 2008


©2009 American Physical Society

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K. C. Wright1, L. S. Leslie2, A. Hansen1, and N. P. Bigelow1,2

  • 1Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA
  • 2Institute of Optics and Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA

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Vol. 102, Iss. 3 — 23 January 2009

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