Very cold trapped atoms in a vapor cell

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© 2008 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. We have produced a very cold sample of spin-polarired trapprd atoms. The technique used dramatically simplifies the production of laser-cooled atoms. In this experiment. 1.8 тип 107neutral cesium atoms were optically captured directly from a low-pressure vapor in ii small glass cell. We then cooled the < 1-mm3cloud of trapped atoms and loaded i t into a lowfield magnetic trap in the same cell. The magnetically trapped atoms had an effective temperature as low as 1.1 ± 0.2 μK, which is the lowest kinetic temperature ever observed and far colder than any previous sample of trapped atoms.

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Cited Authors

  • Monroe, C; Swann, W; Robinson, H; Wieman, C

Published Date

  • January 1, 2008

Book Title

  • Collected Papers of Carl Wieman

Start / End Page

  • 294 - 297

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 9812704159

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9789812704153

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1142/9789812813787_0038

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  • Scopus