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Title: Quantum Computers, Bose-Einstein condensate
Description: To make images of atom 'noise,' NIST physicists placed a Bose-Einstein condensate in an optical lattice made of intersecting laser beams, then turned the lattice off and imaged the expanding cloud of atoms. In the images on the left, lighter areas are the highest concentrations of atoms; darker areas are the lowest concentrations of atoms, dappled with noise. On the right are the processed noise images, revealing that the atoms are spaced evenly in the lattice.

*PHY, Quantum Computers, Bose-Einstein condensate

See also http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tb2007_0301.htm#quantum.
Subjects (names):
Topics/Categories: Quantum Physics--Quantum Computing
Type: Graphic/scientific data
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Credit: NIST
AV Number: 07PHY009
Date Created: March 1, 2007
Date Entered: 3/1/2007

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