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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1985
  • pp: 1751–1767

Laser cooling and electromagnetic trapping of neutral atoms

William D. Phillips, John V. Prodan, and Harold J. Metcalf  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1751-1767 (1985)
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Abstract

Atoms in a thermal beam can be cooled, decelerated, and stopped using the radiation pressure from a nearly resonant laser beam. Several groups have already used this laser-cooling process on an atomic sodium beam. The techniques and results of the various experimental groups are reviewed, and applications of laser-cooled atoms, in particular the possibility of confining them in electromagnetic traps, are discussed.

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William D. Phillips, John V. Prodan, and Harold J. Metcalf, "Laser cooling and electromagnetic trapping of neutral atoms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1751-1767 (1985)
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