We propose a technique for cooling optically trapped atoms to microkelvin temperatures, and lower, by using the dipole force of resonance-radiation pressure.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 15, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 1985
Published: February 1, 1986
S. Chu, J. E. Bjorkholm, A. Ashkin, J. P. Gordon, and L. W. Hollberg, "Proposal for optically cooling atoms to temperatures of the order of 10−6 K," Opt. Lett. 11, 73-75 (1986)