Cascade Atoms in a Bichromatic Standing Wave: A Magnetic-Field-Free Rectified Force Trap

  • H. Pu
  • T. Cai
  • N. P. Bigelow
  • T. T. Grove
  • P. L. Gould
Conference paper

Abstract

Here we describe a theoretical and experimental investigations of a new three-level atom trap which is based on the rectified force [1] and has several attractive features: it is shown to produce both cooling and trapping in the absence of an applied magnetic field, it assumes uniform, non-focussed laser beams and it requires only moderately saturating field intensities [2].

Keywords

Acoustics Rubidium 

References

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    T.T. Grove et al.,Phys. Rev. A 51, R4325 (1995)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Pu
    • 1
  • T. Cai
    • 1
  • N. P. Bigelow
    • 1
  • T. T. Grove
    • 2
  • P. L. Gould
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Astronomy Laboratory for Laser energeticsThe University of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Connecticut StorrsUSA

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