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Title: 290F Atomic Physics Seminar    (Seminar)
Start Date: 12/07/2005
End Date: 12/07/2005
Time: 11:00 am
Location: 290F Atomic Physics Seminar
Speaker: Ming-Shien Chang
Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology
Contact Person: Daniel W. Tatum   (510) 643-4906

Dynamics of ferromagnetic spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensates in all-optical traps



Ming-Shien Chang

School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology



All-optical approaches to BEC that we have developed offer considerable flexibility and speed compared to magnetic trap approaches.Additionally, they are ideally suited to the study of spinor condensates, which are multi-component BECís with internal spin degrees of freedom described by a vector order parameter.The delicate interplay of the different magnetic quantum gases yields a rich variety of phenomenon including Josephson oscillations and spin domain formation.I will described our latest results and outline future directions of our research.