Confinement and manipulation of atoms using short laser pulses

Freegarde, T.G.M., Walz, J. and Hänsch, T.W. (1995) Confinement and manipulation of atoms using short laser pulses. Optics Communications, 117, (3-4), 262-267. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(95)00172-5).


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The force resulting from a position-dependent sequence of interactions with short counter-propagating pi-pulses of laser radiation can propel atoms towards the small region where the pulses overlap. The optical trap thus formed may be combined with Doppler-cooling laser beams.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/0030-4018(95)00172-5
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Physics and Astronomy > Quantum, Light and Matter
ePrint ID: 14832
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Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:28

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