Strong velocity compression of a supersonic atomic beam using moving optical molasses

A. Faulstich, A. Schnetz, M. Sigel, T. Sleator, O. Carnal, V. Balykin, H. Takuma, J. Mlynek

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    Abstract

    We report the generation of a highly monochromatic beam of metastable argon atoms. The longitudinal velocity distribution of a supersonic atomic beam is compressed using optical molasses in the moving frame of the atoms. Velocity ratios v0/Δv in excess of 800 have been obtained.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)393-399
    Number of pages7
    JournalEPL
    Volume17
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 1992

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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