Towards coherent control of supersonic beams : a new approach to atom optics

@inproceedings{Libson2006TowardsCC,
  title={Towards coherent control of supersonic beams : a new approach to atom optics},
  author={Adam Libson and Max Fabian Riedel and G Bronshtein and Edvardas Narevicius and Uzi Even and Mark Raizen},
  year={2006}
}
A supersonic beam of noble gas atoms is a source of unprecedented brightness.A novel short pulse supersonic nozzle is developed with beam intensity that is higher by at least an order of magnitude than other available sources. We show how this beam can be coherently slowed and focused using elastic reflection from single crystals. Simulations show beam fluxes of 1011 atoms s−1 at velocities of 50 m s−1 and temperatures of less than 20 μK in the longitudinal direction. Possible applications of… CONTINUE READING