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How to produce very cold Rydberg atoms
Author(s): Evgeny Korsunsky; Yuri V. Rozhdestvenskii
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Paper Abstract

We show that an ensemble of atoms in highly excited states with narrow center-of-mass momentum distribution (cold Rydberg atoms) can be obtained with velocity-selective (pi) - pulses and laser cooling by velocity-selective coherent population trapping (VSCPT). Both methods use three-level cascade systems with the uppermost state being the Rydberg one where the atoms are excited and cooled. Very high fraction of atoms can be cooled to subrecoil temperatures by the use of VSCPT in standing light waves.

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Date Published: 6 May 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2799, Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements, (6 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239817
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Evgeny Korsunsky, Technische Univ. Graz (Austria)
Yuri V. Rozhdestvenskii, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2799:
Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements
Sergei N. Bagayev; Anatoly S. Chirkin, Editor(s)

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