Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Phys Rev Lett. 2004 Oct 29;93(18):180403. Epub 2004 Oct 26.

Interference of an array of independent Bose-Einstein condensates.

Author information

  • 1Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris, France.


We have observed high-contrast matter wave interference between 30 Bose-Einstein condensates with uncorrelated phases. Interferences were observed after the independent condensates were released from a one-dimensional optical lattice and allowed to overlap. This phenomenon is explained with a simple theoretical model, which generalizes the analysis of the interference of two condensates.

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for American Physical Society
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk