LOADING ATOMS IN A BI-DIMENSIONAL LIGHT TRAP

Citation
P. Desbiolles et J. Dalibard, LOADING ATOMS IN A BI-DIMENSIONAL LIGHT TRAP, Optics communications, 132(5-6), 1996, pp. 540-548
Citations number
41
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Optics
Journal title
ISSN journal
0030-4018
Volume
132
Issue
5-6
Year of publication
1996
Pages
540 - 548
Database
ISI
SICI code
0030-4018(1996)132:5-6<540:LAIABL>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
We investigate theoretically a trap formed by two laser evanescent wav es propagating at the surface of a dielectric prism, which confine the atoms in a Morse potential along the direction perpendicular to the p rism. We consider a loading process based on the Sisyphus effect, in w hich a single spontaneous Raman transition is involved. We show that i t is possible to achieve in this way an efficient loading of the groun d state of the Morse potential, and to get thus a quasi-bi-dimensional atomic gas at the surface of the dielectric.