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Atomic collider into dual-isotope magneto-optical trap
Author(s): Gregory Surdutovich
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Paper Abstract

When two of three pairs of the Gaussian laser beams of a traditional MOT are misaligned in the "racetrack" configuration the effective coordinate-dependent vortex force do arise. Then an atom is accelerated by this vortex force until its velocity not balanced by the damping force. This situation may produce a stable ring of revolving atoms of a certain radius. Due to the different frequency and laser beams intensity dependences of the vortex, damping and trapping forces it is possible to equalize the radii of two orbiting groups of atoms in two-species or dual-isotope magneto-optical trap and so to arrange a continuing collider of cooled atoms with the prescribed relative velocity. A collider setup for atoms of two different types rotating with different angular velocities along the same ring-like trajectory into MOT of the conventional six-beam geometry is proposed and designed on example of two rubidium isotopes Rb85 and Rb87.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6256, ICONO 2005: Ultrafast Phenomena and Physics of Superintense Laser Fields; Quantum and Atom Optics; Engineering of Quantum Information, 62560T (22 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.682577
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Gregory Surdutovich, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6256:
ICONO 2005: Ultrafast Phenomena and Physics of Superintense Laser Fields; Quantum and Atom Optics; Engineering of Quantum Information

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