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Application of Tekhnoscan's lasers for cooling and trapping of atoms and molecules


Laser cooling of atoms in gaseous state requires powerful radiation with the wavelength resonant to an atomic transition and with the line width close to the natural transition width in order to perform highly selective excitation of atoms moving precisely against the laser beam. This type of radiation can be provided by CW single-frequency lasers tuneable in a wide spectral range. The widest spectral domain is covered now by Ti:Sapphire and dye lasers, which are being actively and successfully used in problems of cooling and trapping of atoms and molecules. Frequency doubling of these lasers with modern technique of extra-cavity resonant frequency doublers effectively widens the working spectral range of these lasers into green, blue, and UV ranges (see also Tisarius-D laser system).

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1997, Steven Chu, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and William D. Phillips for their developments of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light, more >

Steven Chu. The manipulation of neutral particles. pdf, 0,6Mb

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji. Manipulation atoms with photons. pdf, 2,2Mb

William D. Phillips. Laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms. pdf, 0,6Mb

C.S.Adams, E.Riis. Laser Cooling and Manipulation of Neutral Particles ... >>>

Laser Cooling and Trapping

A.Ashkin. Optical trapping and manipulation of neutral particles using lasers. pdf, 0,3Mb

C.E.Wieman, et al. Atom cooling, trapping and quantum manipulation. pdf, 0,3Mb

Laser Cooling - From Atomic Clocks to Watching Biomolecules (video form YouTube)

Research groups working with atom traps

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2001, Eric A. Cornell, Wolfgang Ketterle and Carl E. Wieman for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates, more >

Bose-Einstein Condensation

Mark Kasevich. Science and Technology Prospects for Ultra-Cold Atoms. pdf, 3,2Mb

V.I.Balykin et al. Parallel Fabrication of Atomic Nanostructures. pdf, 0,2Mb

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