Accession Number:

ADA148035

Title:

Theoretical Issues Involving Traps for Neutral Spin-Polarized Atoms.

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept. no. 1 (Annual) 15 Nov 83-14 Nov 84,

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-11-15

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this project was to theoretically study and design a laser trap for neutral atoms. At low atomic densities, such a trap could be used to address a number of fundamental questions, e.g., the interaction of an individual atom with an electromagnetic field, collision dynamics, recombination. In particular, after examining a variety of laser-magnet trap concepts, we studied the feasibility and limitations of a corner cube laser trap for potassium atoms based on a near-resonant CW TEM sub 01 doughnut mode alexandrite laser beam with cooling provided by He4 atoms at approx. 1.5 K and designed initial experiments.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE