Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics
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.
Atomic beams; Rubidium
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Swanson, T. B.; Silva, N. J.; Mayer, Shannon K.; Maki, J. J.; and McIntyre, D. H., "Rubidium atomic funnel" (1996). Physics Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 30.