A continuous, low-velocity, nearly monochromatic atomic beam is created using
laser cooling and two-dimensional magneto-optic trapping. Rubidium atoms from an
effusive oven are slowed and cooled using Zeeman-tuned slowing. The scattering force
from a counter-propagating, frequency-stabilized diode laser beam is used to decelerate
the thermal beam of atoms to a...
A low velocity, low temperature beam of atoms is produced
from a two-dimensional magneto-optic trap known as an atomic
funnel. The funnel provides simultaneous spatial and velocity
compression of atoms and will provide a source for a three-grating
atomic interferometer. Rubidium atoms from an oven are slowed
by chirped cooling...