Force on Two-Level Atoms

  • Harold J. Metcalf
  • Peter van der Straten
Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)

Abstract

Laser cooling and trapping rely on the interaction between laser light and atoms to exert a controllable force on the atoms, and many sophisticated schemes have been developed using the special properties of the interaction. The outcome is a new field called laser cooling and trapping of atoms that has flourished over the last decade.

Keywords

Coherence 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold J. Metcalf
    • 1
  • Peter van der Straten
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSUNY at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Physics and AstronomyDebye InstituteUtrechtThe Netherlands

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