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Title: Achieving Peak Brightness in an Atom Laser

Abstract

In this Letter we present experimental results and a simple analytic theory on the first continuous (long pulse) Raman atom laser. We analyze the flux and brightness of a generic two state atom laser with an analytic model that shows excellent agreement with our experiments. We show that, for the same source size, the brightness achievable with a Raman atom laser is at least 3 orders of magnitude greater than achievable in any other demonstrated continuously outcoupled atom laser.

Authors:
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  1. Australian Centre for Quantum Atom Optics, Physics Department, Australian National University, Canberra, 0200 (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20777137
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 14; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.140403; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ATOMS; BRIGHTNESS; LASERS; PEAKS; PULSES

Citation Formats

Robins, N.P., Figl, C., Haine, S.A., Morrison, A.K., Jeppesen, M., Hope, J.J., and Close, J.D. Achieving Peak Brightness in an Atom Laser. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.140403.
Robins, N.P., Figl, C., Haine, S.A., Morrison, A.K., Jeppesen, M., Hope, J.J., & Close, J.D. Achieving Peak Brightness in an Atom Laser. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.140403.
Robins, N.P., Figl, C., Haine, S.A., Morrison, A.K., Jeppesen, M., Hope, J.J., and Close, J.D. Fri . "Achieving Peak Brightness in an Atom Laser". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.140403.
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title = {Achieving Peak Brightness in an Atom Laser},
author = {Robins, N.P. and Figl, C. and Haine, S.A. and Morrison, A.K. and Jeppesen, M. and Hope, J.J. and Close, J.D.},
abstractNote = {In this Letter we present experimental results and a simple analytic theory on the first continuous (long pulse) Raman atom laser. We analyze the flux and brightness of a generic two state atom laser with an analytic model that shows excellent agreement with our experiments. We show that, for the same source size, the brightness achievable with a Raman atom laser is at least 3 orders of magnitude greater than achievable in any other demonstrated continuously outcoupled atom laser.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.140403},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 14,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 14 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Fri Apr 14 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}
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