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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2003
  • pp: 994–1002

Deceleration, trapping, and two-photon cooling of calcium atoms

Reinaldo L. Cavasso Filho, Wictor C. Magno, Daniela A. Manoel, Artemio Scalabrin, Daniel Pereira, and Flavio C. Cruz  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 994-1002 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.000994


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Abstract

We report on a system for atomic beam deceleration and magneto-optical trapping of calcium atoms that uses the 1S01P1 transition, in which a single laser is used to trap and slow the atoms. The slower laser beam is focused near the magneto-optical trap’s center, which has a waist size much smaller than the atomic cloud such that its influence on the trapped atoms is greatly reduced. We also investigate the theoretical possibility of cooling by use of a two-photon (4s2)1S0(4s5s)1S0 transition. Excitation near resonance with the 1P1 level results in an equilibrium temperature seven times smaller than the Doppler limit of the 1S01P1 transition.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping

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Reinaldo L. Cavasso Filho, Wictor C. Magno, Daniela A. Manoel, Artemio Scalabrin, Daniel Pereira, and Flavio C. Cruz, "Deceleration, trapping, and two-photon cooling of calcium atoms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 994-1002 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-5-994

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