Laser cooling limits in fields with a polarisation gradient of atoms with different recoil energies

A. A. Kirpichnikova, O. N. Prudnikov, R. Ya Il'Enkov, A. V. Taichenachev, V. I. Yudin

Результат исследования: Научные публикации в периодических изданияхстатьярецензирование

Аннотация

Based on the numerical solution of the quantum kinetic equation for the atomic density matrix, which makes it possible to accurately take into account the recoil effects in the interaction of atoms with field photons, we have studied the limits of laser cooling of atoms using closed optical transitions characterised by different recoil parameters (the ratio of the recoil energy to the natural linewidth). It is shown that for optical transitions with an insufficiently small recoil parameter, the polarisation effects, which lead to the possibility of sub-Doppler laser cooling, lose their efficiency and do not ensure an attainment of the temperature below the Doppler limit. The analysis performed allows one to outline the boundaries of the sub-Doppler theory of laser cooling of atoms.

Язык оригиналаанглийский
Страницы (с-по)939-946
Число страниц8
ЖурналQuantum Electronics
Том50
Номер выпуска10
DOI
СостояниеОпубликовано - 31 окт 2020

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