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Atom cooling using the dipole force of a single retroflected laser beam

Atom cooling using the dipole force of a single retroflected laser beam
Atom cooling using the dipole force of a single retroflected laser beam
We present a mechanism for cooling atoms by a laser beam reflected from a single mirror. The cooling relies on the dipole force and thus in principle applies to arbitrary refractive particles including atoms, molecules, or dielectric spheres. Friction and equilibrium temperatures are derived by an analytic perturbative approach. Finally, semiclassical Monte Carlo simulations are performed to validate the analytic results.
1050-2947
13836
Xuereb, Andre
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Horak, Peter
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Freegarde, Tim
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Xuereb, Andre
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Horak, Peter
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Freegarde, Tim
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Xuereb, Andre, Horak, Peter and Freegarde, Tim (2009) Atom cooling using the dipole force of a single retroflected laser beam. Physical Review A, 80 (1), 13836. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.80.013836).

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We present a mechanism for cooling atoms by a laser beam reflected from a single mirror. The cooling relies on the dipole force and thus in principle applies to arbitrary refractive particles including atoms, molecules, or dielectric spheres. Friction and equilibrium temperatures are derived by an analytic perturbative approach. Finally, semiclassical Monte Carlo simulations are performed to validate the analytic results.

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Published date: July 2009

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Local EPrints ID: 78868
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78868
ISSN: 1050-2947
PURE UUID: a5dbdb8c-806f-4989-a0d9-69ff2bb93484
ORCID for Peter Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764
ORCID for Tim Freegarde: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0680-1330

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Date deposited: 15 Mar 2010
Last modified: 21 Nov 2019 01:36

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