Accession Number:

ADA370119

Title:

Atom Imaging

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 96-30 Jun 99

Corporate Author:

DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-07-23

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Three major results of this program are described 1 Raman-induced resonance imaging is used to measure the distribution of atoms in a magneto-optical trap 2 Nonoptical sources of heating in atom traps are explored theoretically. including laser-noise induced heating in optical traps and quantum-diffractive background gas collision-induced heating in shallow magnetic or optical traps 3 An ultrastable CO2 laser trap is demonstrated that achieves a 1e lifetime of 300 sec, the longest ever obtained with an all-optical trap. This enables exploration of s-wave interactions in a weakly interacting, ultracold Fermi gas.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE