Laser cooling with a single laser beam and a planar diffractor

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Abstract

A planar triplet of diffraction gratings is used to transform a single laser beam into a four-beam tetrahedral magneto-optical trap. This "flat" pyramid diffractor geometry is ideal for future microfabrication. We demonstrate the technique by trapping and subsequently sub-Doppler cooling Rb-87 atoms to 30 mu K.

LanguageEnglish
Pages3453-3455
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume35
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2010

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  • magnetooptical trap
  • atoms

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Laser cooling with a single laser beam and a planar diffractor. / Vangeleyn, Matthieu; Griffin, Paul F.; Riis, Erling; Arnold, Aidan S.

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