How to Observe Dipolar Effects in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates

K Gawryluk, Kai Bongs, M Brewczyk

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We propose an experiment which proves the possibility of spinning gaseous media via dipolar interactions in the spirit of the famous Einstein-de Haas effect for ferromagnets. The main idea is to utilize resonances that we find in spinor condensates of alkali atoms while these systems are placed in an oscillating magnetic field. A significant transfer of angular momentum from spin to motional degrees of freedom observed on resonance is a spectacular manifestation of dipolar effects in spinor condensates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140403
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011


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