Coherent manipulation and guiding of Bose-Einstein condensates by optical dipole potentials

K. Bongs*, S. Burger, S. Dettmer, D. Hellweg, J. Arlt, W. Ertmer, K. Sengstock

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The coherent manipulation of Bose-Einstein condensates by far blue detuned optical dipole potentials is discussed in two regimes. The local manipulation of the phase of the condensate wavefunction by temporally applied dipole potentials represents a powerful tool for the design of matter waves. We use this method in particular for the creation of dark solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates and study their dynamics. Spatially inhomogeneous dipole potentials like far blue detuned doughnut laser beams can be used for the creation of Bose-Einstein condensates within a waveguide structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-680
Number of pages10
JournalComptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences - Series IV: Physics, Astrophysics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001


  • Atomes froids
  • Bose-Einstein condensates
  • Cold atoms
  • Condensats de Bose-Einstein
  • Dipole potential
  • Guide d'ondes de matière
  • Matter wave guide
  • Potentiel dipolaire
  • Soliton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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