Accession Number:

ADA393459

Title:

High Contrast Sub-Optical-Wavelength Atomic Gratings

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 1999-28 Feb 2001

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK UNIV NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This report details the scientific progress and accomplishments of the work carried out during the time period of grant number DAADl9-99-1-0033 311199 - 2128101. The goal of this project was to produce high contrast atomic gratings with a period that is an integer fraction of an optical wavelength. Research was carried out with both a magneto-optical trap MOT and an atomic beam. Progress was made in I the use of optical masks to create high contrast atomic gratings and gratings with a period that is a fraction of an optical wavelength in a MOT, 2 optimization of an atomic Rb beam, and 3 one dimensional transverse laser cooling of the atomic beam.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE