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Kinetics of atoms in an elliptically polarized standing wave
Author(s): O. N. Prudnikov; A. V. Taichenachev; A. M. Tumaikin; V. I. Yudin
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Paper Abstract

The kinetics of atoms with the degenerated excited and ground states in an elliptically polarized wave is considered. In the simplest case of the 1/2 yields 1/2 transition it is shown that all kinetic coefficients essentially depend on the light ellipticity. In particular, in the low-saturation limit the friction force contains, apart from the well-known Doppler friction, a term that arises from a transition between adiabatic potentials and can be interpreted as the Sisyphus friction.

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Date Published: 21 October 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3485, 11th International Vavilov Conference on Nonlinear Optics, (21 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328282
Show Author Affiliations
O. N. Prudnikov, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)
A. V. Taichenachev, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)
A. M. Tumaikin, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)
V. I. Yudin, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3485:
11th International Vavilov Conference on Nonlinear Optics
Sergei G. Rautian, Editor(s)

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