Journal Title

Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics

Publication Date

9-1996

Abstract

A low-velocity beam of rubidium atoms is produced from a two-dimensional magneto-optic trap or atomic funnel. Atoms from a thermal beam are slowed by chirped laser cooling and then loaded into the funnel. The cold atoms are ejected by moving molasses formed with frequency-shifted laser beams. The resultant atomic beam has a controllable velocity in the range of 3 to 10 m/s, a temperature of 500 μK, and a flux of 1010 atoms/s.

Subjects

Atomic beams; Rubidium

Publication Information

This paper was published in Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.13.001833. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

DOI

10.1364/JOSAB.13.001833

Peer-Reviewed

Yes

Document Type

Journal Article

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