Accession Number : ADA189576

Title :   Theory of Laser Cooling and Spectroscopy of Harmonically Trapped Single Atoms.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Wells, Ann L

PDF Url : ADA189576

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : The problem of laser cooling of a single ion or atom in a harmonic trap was considered. A simple theory of sideband cooling has been developed. In the limit that the particle's secular motion can be treated semiclassically, the theory allows the calculation of a logarithmic cooling rate either numerically or, for two special cases, analytically. The theory could be used to optimize the parameters of a cooling experiment. The spectroscopy of a single atom in the ladder configuration has been treated theoretically. A dressed atom approach was used to provide qualitative information about the system.

Descriptors :   *ATOMS, *COOLING, *LASERS, HARMONICS, IONS, LOGARITHM FUNCTIONS, LONG RANGE(TIME), MOTION, PARTICLES, RATES, SIDEBANDS, SPECTROSCOPY, THEORY, TRAPPING(CHARGED PARTICLES), TRAPS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE