Observing atom bunching by the fourier slice theorem

A. Blumkin, S. Rinott, R. Schley, A. Berkovitz, I. Shammass, Steinhauer Jeff

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By a novel reciprocal space analysis of the measurement, we report a calibrated in situ observation of the bunching effect in a 3D ultracold gas. The calibrated measurement with no free parameters confirms the role of the exchange symmetry and the Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect in the bunching. Also, the enhanced fluctuations of the bunching effect give a quantitative measure of the increased isothermal compressibility. We use 2D images to probe the 3D gas, using the same principle by which computerized tomography reconstructs a 3D image of a body. The powerful reciprocal space technique presented is applicable to systems with one, two, or three dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number265301
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 25 Jun 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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