6 May 1996 Cooling of atoms reflected from an evanescent light wave
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Proceedings Volume 2799, Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.239844
Event: International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, 1995, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Abstract
The first experimental observation of the sisyphus cooling in an evanescent light wave was carried out. We have observed a reduction of the transverse energy of Na atoms in a beam upon its reflection from the evanescent light wave, associated with the optical pumping between sublevels of the hyperfine structure of the atomic ground state. The initial transverse momentum of 42 $HBARk has been reduced to 28$HBARk in a single reflection event.
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D. V. Laryushin, D. V. Laryushin, Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, V. I. Balykin, V. I. Balykin, Vladilen S. Letokhov, Vladilen S. Letokhov, } "Cooling of atoms reflected from an evanescent light wave", Proc. SPIE 2799, Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements, (6 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239844; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.239844
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