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Atomic dipole trap formed by a Gaussian standing wave
Author(s): Pavel Zemanek; Christopher J. Foot
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Paper Abstract

We suggest an atomic dipole trap which is produced by two counter-propagating Gaussian beams with different waists. This set-up creates an intensity dip in axial and radial directions near the node of the standing wave and can be used as an atom trap for blue detuning of the light. We simulated the behavior of two level atoms in this trap using the dressed state Monte-Carlo method and we show that it gives a good trapping when the residual intensity at the bottom of traps is small.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3580, Photoconversion: Science and Technologies, (6 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330440
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Pavel Zemanek, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)
Christopher J. Foot, Clarendon Lab./Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3580:
Photoconversion: Science and Technologies
Maksymilian Pluta; Mariusz Szyjer, Editor(s)

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