A low velocity intense source (LVIS) of cold rubidium atoms is guided along a co-propagating far-off resonance light guide. An 8% enhancement of the guided atomic flux is observed in the steady state. Data are presented for the transient response of the LVIS to the guide beam observing a non-adiabatic kick and a transient 25% enhancement of the guided flux. A characteristic decay time of 0.45 s is recorded for the return to the steady state flux.
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We thank Tom Brown for loan of a Nd : YAG laser. We would like to thank the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for their support of our work.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics