Atom trapping in nondissipative optical lattices

Brian P Anderson, T. L. Gustavson, M. A. Kasevich

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Abstract

Laser-cooled 7Li atoms have been confined in three-dimensional spatially periodic potentials that are nearly conservative. The potentials were formed from the intersection of four laser beams far-detuned from the optical resonance. By adjusting the relative orientations of the beams, lattices with primitive translation vectors larger than the laser light wavelength were created. We achieved an effective temperature of ∼80 μK through adiabatic reduction of the confining potential strength, and prepared ensembles with effective temperatures of ∼1.8 μK by initially confining atoms in weak potentials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume53
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Anderson, B. P., Gustavson, T. L., & Kasevich, M. A. (1996). Atom trapping in nondissipative optical lattices. Physical Review A, 53(6).

Atom trapping in nondissipative optical lattices. / Anderson, Brian P; Gustavson, T. L.; Kasevich, M. A.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 53, No. 6, 06.1996.

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Anderson, BP, Gustavson, TL & Kasevich, MA 1996, 'Atom trapping in nondissipative optical lattices', Physical Review A, vol. 53, no. 6.
Anderson, Brian P ; Gustavson, T. L. ; Kasevich, M. A. / Atom trapping in nondissipative optical lattices. In: Physical Review A. 1996 ; Vol. 53, No. 6.
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