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Publication Citation: Laser-Focused Nanofabrication: Beating of Two Atomic Resonances

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Author(s): E Jurdik; K van; J Hohlfeld; T Rasing; Jabez J. McClelland;
Title: Laser-Focused Nanofabrication: Beating of Two Atomic Resonances
Published: June 10, 2002
Abstract: We deposit a laser-collimated chromium beam onto a substrate through a laser standing-wave (SW) tuned above the atomic resonance at either of the two 52Cr transitions 7S3{rarr}73 at 427.600 nm or 7S3{rarr}74 at 425.553 nm. In both these cases the resulting pattern on the surface consists of nanolines with a period of that of the SW. We extend the range of periods accessible to laser-focused atom deposition by superimposing the structures grown at both these resonances. The resulting beating pattern exhibits a period of 44.46 {plus or minus}0.04 υm as determined with a polarizing optical microscope. This structure provides a link between nanoscopic and macroscopic worlds and could potentially become a calibration standard for length metrology.
Citation: Applied Physics Letters
Volume: 80
Issue: 23
Pages: pp. 4443 - 4445
Keywords: atom lithography,atom optics,chromium,interference,laser focused atomic deposition,nanoscale metrology
Research Areas: Nanofabrication, Nanomanufacturing, and Nanoprocessing
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