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Testing the distance-dependence of the van der Waals interaction between an atom and a surface through spectroscopy in a vapor nanocell
Author(s): A. Laliotis; I. Maurin; P. Todorov; I. Hamdi; G. Dutier; A. Yarovitski; S. Saltiel; M.-P Gorza; M. Fichet; M. Ducloy; D. Bloch
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents our current measurements in a vapor nanocell aiming at a test of the distance-dependence of the atom-surface interaction, when simple asymptotic descriptions may turn to be not valid. A state-of-the-art of atom-surface interaction measurements is provided as an introduction, along with the comparison with the theory of the van der Waals (or Casimir-Polder) interaction; it is followed by a presentation of the most salient features of nanocell spectroscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6604, 14th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 660406 (13 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.726798
Show Author Affiliations
A. Laliotis, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, CNRS, l'Univ. Paris XIII (France)
I. Maurin, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, CNRS, l'Univ. Paris XIII (France)
P. Todorov, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, CNRS, l'Univ. Paris XIII (France)
I. Hamdi, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, CNRS, l'Univ. Paris XIII (France)
G. Dutier, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, CNRS, l'Univ. Paris XIII (France)
A. Yarovitski, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, CNRS, l'Univ. Paris XIII (France)
S. Saltiel, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, CNRS, l'Univ. Paris XIII (France)
M.-P Gorza, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, CNRS, l'Univ. Paris XIII (France)
M. Fichet, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, CNRS, l'Univ. Paris XIII (France)
M. Ducloy, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, CNRS, l'Univ. Paris XIII (France)
D. Bloch, Lab. de Physique des Lasers, CNRS, l'Univ. Paris XIII (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6604:
14th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications

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