Cs-Cs scattering in a juggling fountain

Ronald Legere, Kurt Gibble

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Abstract

Atoms in an atomic fountain is juggled by launching two balls of laser-cooled Cs atoms in rapid succession. The two balls collide near the top of the fountain trajectory, and the velocity of the scattered atoms is detected, giving information on the differential scattering cross sections. The collision energy is scanned by varying the time delay between the two launches. A time delay of 7 ms corresponds to a collision energy of 19 μK, and scattering at energies as high as 100 μK is observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages205-206
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 3 1998May 8 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period5/3/985/8/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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