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- Laser based accelerator for ultracold atoms
- Rakonjac, A.; Deb, A. B.; Hoinka, S.; Hudson, D.; Sawyer, B. J.; Kjaergaard, N.
- We present our first results on our implementation of a laser based accelerator for ultracold atoms. Atoms cooled to a temperature of 420 nK are confined and accelerated by means of laser tweezer beams, and the atomic scattering is directly observed in laser absorption imaging. The optical collider has been characterized using 87Rb atoms in the |F = 2;mF = 2| state, but the scheme is not restricted to atoms in any particular magnetic substates and can readily be extended to other atomic species as well.
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- Journal article
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy
- Optics Letters, Vol. 37, no. 6 (Mar 2012), pp. 1085-1087
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- 0205 Optical Physics; 0206 Quantum Physics; 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Laser based accelerator; Ultracold atoms
- Optical Society of America
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- Copyright © 2012 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Optical Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/ol.37.001085. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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- The authors acknowledge support from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST) Contract No. NERFUOOX0703.
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