[Historical report created from GSU BEC Homepage:]
"On the 7th of December a cool and early Christmas present has materialized in our lab: a 87Rb condensate.
The condensate was realized with a "standard" BEC setup: Rubidium dispensers -> Funnel -> 3d-MOT -> TOP trap -> Condensate ( > 2 x 105 Rb atoms).
Figure above: Time of flight images (after 18ms free expansion) of the adiabatically expanded condensate (radial frequency 124Hz -> 15Hz in 2 sec) for the indicated different final rf frequencies.
The people who did the work:
- Bernd Eiermann
- Thomas Anker
- Karen Forberich
- Philipp Treutlein
- Markus Oberthaler
Other people contributed to the experiment in the early stages:
- Mary Jo Bellanca
- Bjoern Brezger
We all thank Prof. Mlynek for his generous support."