Pulsed standing-wave mirror for neutral atoms and molecules

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School of Science | A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Date
2000
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Language
en
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5074-5077
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Physical Review Letters, Volume 84, Issue 22
Abstract
Reflection of neutral atoms and molecules by a pulsed standing wave with a duration on the order of nanoseconds is studied. It is shown that, with a suitable choice of the laser parameter values, each period of the standing-wave pattern functions as an independent mirror, thus providing a novel way to manipulate large samples of neutral gas-phase particles even with a single laser pulse. At moderate field intensities, the pulsed standing-wave mirror would be directly applicable, e.g., for the manipulation of buffer-gas cooled molecules. 
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pulsed standing-wave mirror, pulsed laser field, reflection, neutral atoms, neutral molecules
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Ryytty, Pasi & Kaivola, Matti. 2000. Pulsed standing-wave mirror for neutral atoms and molecules. Physical Review Letters. Volume 84, Issue 22. P. 5074-5077. 1079-7114 (electronic). 0031-9007 (printed). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.5074.