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1 October 1999 Micro-optical structures for atom lithography studies
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Slow neutral beams of metal atoms can be manipulated using the intensity gradient of near-resonant light-fields enabling the deposition of atoms onto a substrate in a processes often referred to an atom lithography. A suitably shaped light-field gradient is used to control the path of metal atoms using the dipole force created by the interaction between atoms and the strong, near-resonant optical intensity gradient. Relatively simple patterns such as lines and dots have been created using optical standing waves while more complex light-fields might be created using computer generated optical elements to manipulate the laser beam.
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Erol C. Harvey, Tracy R. Mackin, Brian C. Dempster, and Robert E. Scholten "Micro-optical structures for atom lithography studies", Proc. SPIE 3892, Device and Process Technologies for MEMS and Microelectronics, (1 October 1999);

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