A novel mirror arrangement that enables large interaction lengths between atomic beams and laser fields by use of a small amount of laser power is presented. Its application to focusing and compression of neutral atomic beams is discussed.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.7490) Physical optics : Zeeman effect
Dragana Milic, Maarten D. Hoogerland, Kenneth G. H. Baldwin, and Stephen J. Buckman, "Mirror design for two-dimensional magneto-optic lenses and compressors," Appl. Opt. 40, 1907-1910 (2001)