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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1997
  • pp: 114–116

Optimal profile for a Gaussian standing-wave atom-optical lens

R. E. Behringer, Vasant Natarajan, and G. Timp  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 114-116 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.000114


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Abstract

We have used a Gaussian standing-wave atom-optical lens to focus a thermal atomic beam. We examine the effect of variations in the intensity profile along the direction of the atomic beam on the performance of our atom-optical lens. For a constant focal-length atom-optical lens, we find that the resolution and contrast of the standing-wave lens are independent of the intensity profile.

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R. E. Behringer, Vasant Natarajan, and G. Timp, "Optimal profile for a Gaussian standing-wave atom-optical lens," Opt. Lett. 22, 114-116 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-2-114


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