21 October 2004 Beam propagation in magnetic atomic guides
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Proceedings Volume 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.590684
Event: 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, 2004, Porlamar, Venezuela
Abstract
We study modal propagation of cold atomic gases in a straight magnetic waveguide consisting of a current wire and a uniform magnetic field. This configuration is known to generate a transverse confining potential for atoms with magnetic dipole moment oriented anti-parallel to the magnetic field. The potential has azimuthal symmetry to first order in powers of the atomic distance to the waveguide axis. We obtain the modal dispersion curves by means of the WKB quantization method, and introduce a parameter Q that characterizes symmetric atomic waveguides as the parameter V does in optical fibers. We simulate propagation of cold atomic beams by means of the BPM (Beam Propagation Method) and show the spatial evolution of transverse monomode and multimode profiles obtained for different values of Q and arbitrary input beam profiles. We demonstrate, analytically and numerically, the existence of a threshold Q-value for guidance of matter waves analogous to the V-threshold for propagation in a TE00 mode in optical fibers and obtain that, under the experimental conditions reported in the literature, the already observed Gaussian profile of guided atomic beams corresponds to multimode propagation. RIAO/OPTILAS'04.
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K. Rodriguez, K. Rodriguez, Angela Maria Guzman, Angela Maria Guzman, } "Beam propagation in magnetic atomic guides", Proc. SPIE 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.590684; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.590684
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