Coherent atomic beam generator

A. M. Guzman, M. Moore, Pierre Meystre

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Abstract

The availability of ultracold atoms, as well as the recent demonstration of Bose condensation for trapped alkali, have lead to renewed efforts to produce a coherent atomic beam generator, or 'atom laser.' This paper discusses such a scheme based on a driven-damped sample of ultracold atoms in an extended, quasi-one-dimensional cavity. An important aspect of this scheme is that the atoms are subjected to the near-resonant dipole-dipole interaction, whose collisional cross section can be tuned over several orders of magnitude by varying the atom-field detuning and the precise geometry of the cavity. In addition, for transversally well confined atoms the dipole-dipole selection rules lead to a major simplification in that only two quantized levels of atomic motion need be considered explicitly, the other levels being inadequately treated as two thermal reservoirs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series
PublisherIEEE
Volume9
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 2 1996Jun 7 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period6/2/966/7/96

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atomic beams
generators
dipoles
atoms
cavities
simplification
availability
alkalies
condensation
cross sections
geometry
lasers
interactions

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Guzman, A. M., Moore, M., & Meystre, P. (1996). Coherent atomic beam generator. In Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series (Vol. 9). IEEE.

Coherent atomic beam generator. / Guzman, A. M.; Moore, M.; Meystre, Pierre.

Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series. Vol. 9 IEEE, 1996.

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Guzman, AM, Moore, M & Meystre, P 1996, Coherent atomic beam generator. in Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series. vol. 9, IEEE, Proceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS, Anaheim, CA, USA, 6/2/96.
Guzman AM, Moore M, Meystre P. Coherent atomic beam generator. In Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series. Vol. 9. IEEE. 1996
Guzman, A. M. ; Moore, M. ; Meystre, Pierre. / Coherent atomic beam generator. Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series. Vol. 9 IEEE, 1996.
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