RUBIDIUM ATOMIC FUNNEL

Citation
Tb. Swanson et al., RUBIDIUM ATOMIC FUNNEL, Journal of the Optical Society of America. B, Optical physics, 13(9), 1996, pp. 1833-1836
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Optics
ISSN journal
0740-3224
Volume
13
Issue
9
Year of publication
1996
Pages
1833 - 1836
Database
ISI
SICI code
0740-3224(1996)13:9<1833:RAF>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
A low-velocity beam of rubidium atoms is produced from a two-dimension al magneto-optic trap or atomic funnel. Atoms from a thermal beam are slowed by chirped laser cooling and then loaded into the funnel. The c old atoms are ejected by moving molasses formed with frequency-shifted laser beams. The resultant atomic beam has a controllable velocity in the range of 3 to 10 m/s, a temperature of 500 mu K, and a flux of 10 (10) atoms/s. (C) 1996 Optical Society of America.