Laser cooling of atoms and molecules with ultrafast pulses

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Title Laser cooling of atoms and molecules with ultrafast pulses
Author Kielpinski, David
Journal Name Physical Review A
Year Published 2006
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Physical Society
Abstract We propose a laser cooling method for atomic species whose level structure makes traditional laser cooling difficult. For instance, laser cooling of hydrogen requires single-frequency vacuum-ultraviolet light, while multielectron atoms need single-frequency light at many widely separated frequencies. These restrictions can be eased by laser cooling on two-photon transitions with ultrafast pulse trains. Laser cooling of hydrogen, antihydrogen, and many other species appears feasible, and extension of the technique to molecules may be possible.
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Volume 73
Page from 0634071
Page to 0634076
ISSN 1050-2947
Date Accessioned 2006-07-17
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Quantum Dynamics
Faculty Faculty of Science
Subject Atomic and Molecular Physics
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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