Accession Number:

ADA582430

Title:

Computer Simulations: A Tool to Predict Experimental Parameters with Cold Atoms

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Report Date:

2013-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Computer simulations are commonly used in the laboratory to support, facilitate, or optimize the experimental process. We present the use of two different software packages, COMSOL and LiveAtom, and explain how they assist us through the experimental procedure. Both programs perform finite element analysis to solve partial differential equations. COMSOL is a multiphysics simulation software that is very powerful and particularly useful for solving and visualizing physical problems. LiveAtom was specifically designed to work with cold atom systems and atom chips, and is already able to compute their key properties. We simulate our experimental parameters by combining the results of the two programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE