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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 24 — Nov. 28, 2005
  • pp: 9672–9682

Multiple scattering and the density distribution of a Cs MOT

K. R. Overstreet, P. Zabawa, J. Tallant, A. Schwettmann, and J. P. Shaffer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 24, pp. 9672-9682 (2005)

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Multiple scattering is studied in a Cs magneto-optical trap (MOT). We use two Abel inversion algorithms to recover density distributions of the MOT from fluorescence images. Deviations of the density distribution from a Gaussian are attributed to multiple scattering.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2005
Published: November 28, 2005

K. Overstreet, P. Zabawa, J. Tallant, A. Schwettmann, and J. Shaffer, "Multiple scattering and the density distribution of a Cs MOT," Opt. Express 13, 9672-9682 (2005)

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