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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 253–255

Loading of cold 87Rb atom with diffuse light in an integrating sphere

Ling Xiao, Xucheng Wang, Wenzhuo Zhang, Huadong Cheng, Liang Liu, and Yuzhu Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 253-255 (2010)


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Abstract

Cold 87Rb atom's loading in an integrating sphere with diffuse light is analyzed theoretically and experimentally. The experimental results show that diffuse light cooling has the greatest efficiency to cool the most atoms when the red detuning between the frequencies of cooling light and atom transition is about 3.3\Γ (Γ is the natural linewidth, 6.065 MHz). Theoretical analysis using rate equation and numerical calculations on the cold atom number and loading time agree with the experimental results. This integrating sphere cooling would be a novel method for cooling atoms and lead to a new and robust cold atom source for atomic clock.

© 2010 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

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Ling Xiao, Xucheng Wang, Wenzhuo Zhang, Huadong Cheng, Liang Liu, and Yuzhu Wang, "Loading of cold 87Rb atom with diffuse light in an integrating sphere," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 253-255 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-8-3-253

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