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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1985
  • pp: 1721–1730

Angular momentum of trapped atomic particles

D. J. Wineland, J. J. Bollinger, Wayne M. Itano, and J. D. Prestage  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1721-1730 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.2.001721


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Abstract

In axially symmetric atomic-particle traps, the angular momentum of the particles about the symmetry axis is conserved in the absence of external torques. Changes in this angular momentum owing to laser scattering are discussed.

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D. J. Wineland, J. J. Bollinger, Wayne M. Itano, and J. D. Prestage, "Angular momentum of trapped atomic particles," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1721-1730 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-2-11-1721


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