An approach to Bose-Einstein condensation was investigated by increasing the particle number of the system at constant temperature. The system under investigation was based on a F=1 spinor condensate of 87Rb with three internal states of mF=-1,0,+1. The main aim was to increase the particle number in the initially unpopulated MF=0 spin component through spin dynamics transfer out of the other components. A simple rate-equation model for multicomponent Bose-Einstein condensate thermodynamics at finite temperature was also developed.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2004|
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We acknowledge support from the DFG-SPP 1116.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics