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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 536–539

Atomic cooling via AC Stark shift

Jennifer A. Black and Holger Schmidt  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pp. 536-539 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000536


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Abstract

We theoretically investigate atomic cooling using a spatially varying AC Stark shift to compensate for the changing Doppler shift of an unchirped cooling beam. An integrated approach using waveguide-based atom photonics is ideal to achieve the required spatial tailoring of the AC Stark beam intensity. We present two examples of the design procedure to cool sodium atoms in hollow-core antiresonant reflecting optical waveguides over tens of centimeters resulting in final velocities comparable to a Zeeman slower. The methods presented here are applicable to other experimental arrangements and atomic species.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.6580) Atomic and molecular physics : Stark effect
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: October 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2013
Published: January 23, 2014

Citation
Jennifer A. Black and Holger Schmidt, "Atomic cooling via AC Stark shift," Opt. Lett. 39, 536-539 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-3-536

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