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In Optics express

We present a machine-learning experiment involving evaporative cooling of gaseous 87Rb atoms. The evaporation trajectory was optimized to maximize the number of atoms cooled down to a Bose-Einstein condensate using Bayesian optimization. After 300 trials within 3 hours, Bayesian optimization discovered trajectories that achieved atom numbers comparable with those of manual tuning by a human expert. Analysis of the machine-learned trajectories revealed minimum requirements for successful evaporative cooling. We found that the manually obtained curve and the machine-learned trajectories were quite similar in terms of evaporation efficiency, although the manual and machine-learned evaporation ramps were significantly different.

Nakamura Ippei, Kanemura Atsunori, Nakaso Takumi, Yamamoto Ryuta, Fukuhara Takeshi