The transition temperature of a weakly interacting F = 1 spinor Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) formed in an optical trap was discussed. The shift of the transitions temperatures due to finite-size effects and two-body interactions was obtained. It was found that the condensation occurred at a temperature of about 177 nK. The analytical results for the shift of the transition temperature in the presence of a weak magnetic field were also reported.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Issue number||6 A|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Jun|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics