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Imaging of phase-space evolution of trapped atoms
Author(s): Dmitry V. Strekalov; Andrey V. Turlapov; A. Kumarakrishnan; A. Karpf; Tycho Sleator
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Paper Abstract

Experimental results on phase-space imaging of a laser- cooled atomic cloud are presented. Both position and velocity information are encoded in the frequency of the signal coherently radiated from the cloud. This encoding is achieved by application of a position-dependent magnetic field. Fourier transformation of the signal yields a projection of the phase-space density of the atoms. Imprinting a structure on the cloud we observe its time `sheering' evolution in the phase-space. Since the projection direction is determined by the imposed field gradient, we can reconstruct the phase-space structure of the cloud.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354727
Show Author Affiliations
Dmitry V. Strekalov, New York Univ. (United States)
Andrey V. Turlapov, New York Univ. (United States)
A. Kumarakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
A. Karpf, New York Univ. (United States)
Tycho Sleator, New York Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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