All optical guiding and splitting of a cold atomic beam

D. P. Rhodes, J. G. Livesey, G. P.T. Lancaster, J. Arlt, K. Dholakia

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A novel of experimental studies of the optical guiding of a low-velocity intense source (LVIS) of atoms emanating from a rubidium MOT is presented. Detailed simulations show the use of self-regenerating Bessel beams would allow guide reconstruction over only a few mm. This offers an important step towards creating an all-optical atom interferometer.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) 2002 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2002 May 192002 May 24


OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) 2002
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Rhodes, D. P., Livesey, J. G., Lancaster, G. P. T., Arlt, J., & Dholakia, K. (2002). All optical guiding and splitting of a cold atomic beam. 90-91. Paper presented at Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) 2002, Long Beach, CA, United States.