Laser cooling and trapping visualized

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Laser cooling and trapping have become widely used in the atomic physics laboratory. A computer program is presented that simulates some of the most important techniques employed, including atomic beam collimation, Zeeman slowing, funneling, and magneto-optical trapping. Its application ranges from experiment design to illustration of course material.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)760-765
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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