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Optical singularities and laser-cooled atoms
Author(s): Boris Pavlik
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Paper Abstract

Mechanical action of optical fields with phase singularities (optical vortices) on laser cooled atoms is theoretically investigated. Due to small sizes and sufficiently low velocities of cold atoms it is intriguing to understand how they may be used to shed a light on some modern problems of singular optics. It is shown that cold atoms are suitable tools for learning of optical singularity evolution, its birth and transformations due to interactions between themselves and with other physical objects. Applications to guiding and trapping of atoms are discussed also.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4403, Second International Conference on Singular Optics (Optical Vortices): Fundamentals and Applications, (30 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428287
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Boris Pavlik, Institute of Applied Optics (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4403:
Second International Conference on Singular Optics (Optical Vortices): Fundamentals and Applications

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