[Historical report created from GSU BEC Homepage:]
"On March 12 2002, a 87Rb condensate in the |F = 1, MF = -1> hyperfine state was first seen in Oxford. The setup consists of a double MOT system (with a pyramid for the first MOT), TOP trap and RF cutting to create a condensate with over 105 atoms in |F = 1, MF = -1> .
Figure above: Time of flight images taken after 14ms, released from a trap with radial frequency 66Hz.
The group members are:
- Giuseppe Smirne
- Donatella Cassettari
- Rachel Godun
- Christopher Foot
and past member: Matthias Buechner
We also acknowledge help and support from:
- Onofrio Marago
- Gil Summy
- Keith Burnett "