All-optical production of a degenerate Fermi gasBack to News
Authors and contributors: S. R. Granade, M. E. Gehm, K. M. O'Hara, J. E. Thomas
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"We achieve degeneracy in a mixture of the two lowest hyperfine states of 6Li by direct evaporation in a CO2 laser trap, yielding the first all-optically produced degenerate Fermi gas. More than 105 atoms are confined at temperatures below 4 µK at full trap depth, where the Fermi temperature for each state is 8 µK. This degenerate two-component mixture is ideal for exploring mechanisms of superconductivity ranging from Cooper pairing to Bose condensation of strongly bound pairs."
Posted: 02 Feb 2007 Date: 19 Nov 2001