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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1995
  • pp: 2347–2351

Cooling of cesium atomic beam with light from spectrally broadened diode lasers

Yat Chan and Natarajan D. Bhaskar  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 2347-2351 (1995)

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We have used spectrally broadened counterpropagating radiation from tunable diode lasers to cool an atomic beam of cesium. This produces a continuous beam of cold atoms. The injection current to the single-mode diode laser is modulated at 10 MHz, resulting in spectrally broadened light for atomic cooling and optical pumping. The atomic beam is probed with a weak single-mode laser. This is a simple and relatively inexpensive method for producing a continuous supply of cold atoms.

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Yat Chan and Natarajan D. Bhaskar, "Cooling of cesium atomic beam with light from spectrally broadened diode lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2347-2351 (1995)

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