TWO-COLOR EXCITATION OF METASTABLE HELIUM ATOMS FOR EFFICIENT LASER COOLING

W. Rooijakkers, W. Hogervorst, W. Vassen

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Abstract

Radiation pressure on metastable helium atoms can be increased by an order of magnitude using the combined action of two lasers exciting the 1s2s S13- 1s2p P23- 1s3d D33 cascade. This increase has been measured as a function of laser intensities and is explained in a model based on the optical Bloch equations, the coherences playing a crucial role. Possible applications for deceleration are discussed. © 1995 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3348-3351
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume74
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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