Atom funnel for the production of a slow, high-density atomic beam

Erling Riis, David S. Weiss, Kathryn A. Moler, Steven Chu

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Abstract

A new scheme has been developed that produces a slow atomic beam of high brightness with a narrow velocity distribution. The technique can provide long measurement times and high counting rates for future precision experiments. In our initial work, densities of 108 Na atoms/cm3 at a velocity of 270 cm/sec and at a temperature of 200 K were obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1658-1661
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume64
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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