University of Nottingham

Laser cooling in hollow-core fibres                              Université de Limoges                                                                          

Laser cooling of an atomic sample inside an optical fiber: A Hollow Core LasercoolingPhotonic Crystal Fibre will be loaded with atoms out of a dispenser. Red detuned light will be coupled into the fibre from both sides leading to resonant photon scattering, while an external magnetic field will tune the atoms into resonance. In this form of micro-magneto-optical trap the atoms will be coole directly inside the photonic structure down to mK. Loading this sample into an optical dipole trap will allow cooling to even lower temperatures and will enable us to map out atom-surface interactions within this structure

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School of Physics & Astronomy, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK