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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2003
  • pp: 1827–1834

Heating and phase-space decompression of evanescent-wave cooled atoms by multiple photon reabsorption

A. Shevchenko, M. Kaivola, and J. Javanainen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 16, pp. 1827-1834 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.001827


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Abstract

We show that multiple reabsorption of resonance-frequency photons in a cloud of evanescent-wave cooled atoms can have a significant influence on the cooling efficiency and maximum value of the atomic phase-space density.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2003
Published: August 11, 2003

Citation
A. Shevchenko, M. Kaivola, and J. Javanainen, "Heating and phase-space decompression of evanescent-wave cooled atoms by multiple photon reabsorption," Opt. Express 11, 1827-1834 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-16-1827


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