6 May 1996 Cooling atoms in dark gravitational laser traps
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Proceedings Volume 2799, Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.239872
Event: International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, 1995, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
We propose a trap based on an evanescent light wave which is formed on the surface of a conical or a pyramidal cavity in a glass substrate. The far blue-detuned evanescent wave acts as a mirror for atoms, bouncing on it in the gravitational field. In addition, fast and deep Sisyphus cooling in the evanescent wave can be organized for alkali atoms. This leads to the cooling of the atoms down to the recoil-limited temperature and their collection in the field- free region near the bottom of the trap, to form an atomic gas of extremely high density.
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Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, J. Soeding, J. Soeding, R. Grimm, R. Grimm, } "Cooling atoms in dark gravitational laser traps", Proc. SPIE 2799, Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements, (6 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239872; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.239872

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