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Guiding Neutral Atoms Around Curves With Lithographically Patterned Current-Carrying Wires

Published

Author(s)

D Muller, D Z. Anderson, R J. Grow, P Schwindt, Eric A. Cornell

Abstract

Laser-cooled neutral atoms from a low-velocity atomic source are guided via a magnetic field generated between two parallel wires on a glass substrate. The atoms bend around three curves, each with a 15-cm radius of curvature, while traveling along a 10-cm long track. A maximum flux of 2 X 106 atoms/sec is achieved with a current density of 3 X 104 A/ cm2 in the 100 x 100- m-cross-section wires. The kinetic energy of the guided atoms in one transverse dimension is measured to be 42 K.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
83
Issue
No. 25

Keywords

atom guiding, atom optics, magnetic guiding

Citation

Muller, D. , Anderson, D. , Grow, R. , Schwindt, P. and Cornell, E. (1999), Guiding Neutral Atoms Around Curves With Lithographically Patterned Current-Carrying Wires, Physical Review Letters (Accessed July 15, 2024)

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Created November 30, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021