Accession Number : ADA119167

Title :   Laser Cooling and Trapping of Neutral Atoms.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. 1 Oct 81-30 Sep 82,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Phillips,William D

PDF Url : ADA119167

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Using a resonant, counterpropagating laser beam we have reduced the velocity of atoms in a neutral thermal sodium beam to 40 m/s, or 4% of their initial velocity. The temperature characterizing the atoms' relative motion was reduced to 70 mK. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lasers, *Cooling, *Trapping(Charged particles), *Spectroscopy, Laser beams, Propagation, Velocity, Atomic beams, Frequency standards, High resolution, Atomic spectroscopy, Sodium, Motion

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE