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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 65, Issue 1–2, pp 273–278 | Cite as

Cavity cooling of atoms: within and without a cavity

  • A. XuerebEmail author
  • P. Domokos
  • P. Horak
  • T. Freegarde
Regular Article Cooling and trapping methods

Abstract

We compare the efficiencies of two optical cooling schemes, where a single particle is either inside or outside an optical cavity, under experimentally-realisable conditions. We evaluate the cooling forces using the general solution of a transfer matrix method for a moving scatterer inside a general one-dimensional system composed of immobile optical elements. Assuming the same atomic saturation parameter, we find that the two cooling schemes provide cooling forces and equilibrium temperatures of comparable magnitude.

Keywords

Friction Force Transfer Matrix Method Maximum Friction Cooling Force Capture Range 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Xuereb
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • P. Domokos
    • 3
  • P. Horak
    • 4
  • T. Freegarde
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut) and Leibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Research Institute of Solid State Physics and OpticsBudapestHungary
  4. 4.Optoelectronics Research CentreUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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