, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 16–27 | Cite as

Nobel Prize in physics — 1997

Laser cooling and trapping
  • Vasant Natarajan
  • R. Srinivasan
General Article


This year’s Nobel Prize in physics recognises the spectacular progress during the last decade in the cooling and trapping of atoms by the use of laser beams. The techniques exploit basic physical principles with great ingenuity and have very interesting applications in precision measurement and the study of new phenomena.


Spontaneous Emission Root Mean Square Velocity Laser Cool Atomic Cloud Ultracold Atom 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasant Natarajan
    • 1
  • R. Srinivasan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Raman Research InstituteBangaloreIndia

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