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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1988
  • pp: 1225–1227

Production of a cold atomic vapor using diode-laser cooling

D. Sesko, C. G. Fan, and C. E. Wieman  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 5, Issue 6, pp. 1225-1227 (1988)

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We have used the light from diode lasers (λ = 852 nm) to damp the motion of atoms in a cesium vapor. We have been able to contain more than 107 atoms for 0.2 sec and cool them to a temperature of 100 30 + 100 μ K in this viscous photon medium (the so-called optical molasses).

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 30, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988

D. Sesko, C. G. Fan, and C. E. Wieman, "Production of a cold atomic vapor using diode-laser cooling," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 1225-1227 (1988)

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