Adiabatic atomic cooling in microwave cavities

T. Zaugg, M. Wilkens, Pierre Meystre, G. Lenz

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We propose a novel adiabatic cooling scheme particularly adapted to microwave cavity QED situations where it is desirable to avoid the normal damping mechanism, spontaneous emission. It exploits the inevitable cavity losses, and the concomittant decrease in the gradient force, to irreversibly dispose of the atomic center of mass energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-193
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 1993


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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