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Interactions between laser-cooled lithium and sodium atoms in a magneto-optical trap (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Laurentius Windholz
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Paper Abstract

Storing and cooling simultaneously lithium and sodium atoms in a two-species magneto-optical trap, rate coefficients for collisions between these two atomic species were determined. The experiments were performed at different trap depths, thus for Li atoms the trap losses due to finestructure changing collisions could be distinguished from losses due to radiative escape. The rate coefficient for collisions between sodium and lithium atoms shows also a step when increasing the trap depth. The formation of cold heteronuclear molecules is claimed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5830, 13th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (22 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617400
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Laurentius Windholz, Technical Univ. of Graz (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5830:
13th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications

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