High Atom Number in Microsized Atom Traps
Final performance rept. 15 May 2012-14 Sep 2015
SAINT MARYS COLLEGE OF MARYLAND
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Research was performed, investigating bichromatic laser forces for implementing a small-footprint, large-number atom-chip instrument. Bichromatic forces rely on absorption and stimulated emission to produce forces on the order of hbark Omega, where Omega is the laser Rabi frequency. We have observed behavior compatible with bichromatic slowing and cooling of some atoms in atomic beam. We have reconfigured the apparatus for applying bichromatic forces transverse to the atomic beam, as it will be easier to extend.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy