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Novel optical cooling methods for atoms and molecules

Novel optical cooling methods for atoms and molecules
Novel optical cooling methods for atoms and molecules
Established optical cooling methods, employed in such traps as magneto-optical traps and optical molasses, work by means of a closed optical transition involving the absorption and spontaneous emission of large numbers of photons by each atom. This technique, therefore, cannot be extended to species-such as molecules-which, in general, do not have closed optical transitions.Finally, the lack of any requirement for having a closed optical transition implies that this method for cooling atoms may also be applicable to cooling molecules.
Xuereb, A.
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Bateman, J.E.
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Freegarde, T.G.M.
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Horak, P.
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Xuereb, A.
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Bateman, J.E.
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Freegarde, T.G.M.
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Horak, P.
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Xuereb, A., Bateman, J.E., Freegarde, T.G.M. and Horak, P. (2008) Novel optical cooling methods for atoms and molecules. Photon '08, Edinburgh, UK. 25 - 28 Aug 2008.

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Abstract

Established optical cooling methods, employed in such traps as magneto-optical traps and optical molasses, work by means of a closed optical transition involving the absorption and spontaneous emission of large numbers of photons by each atom. This technique, therefore, cannot be extended to species-such as molecules-which, in general, do not have closed optical transitions.Finally, the lack of any requirement for having a closed optical transition implies that this method for cooling atoms may also be applicable to cooling molecules.

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Published date: August 2008
Venue - Dates: Photon '08, Edinburgh, UK, 2008-08-25 - 2008-08-28

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Local EPrints ID: 63356
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/63356
PURE UUID: ba62b6d4-4675-4232-8f98-8948c9dd635f
ORCID for T.G.M. Freegarde: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0680-1330
ORCID for P. Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764

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Date deposited: 21 Oct 2008
Last modified: 24 Apr 2021 01:38

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