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OSA Student Chapter Meeting

In my talk I will discuss a few methods currently used attempting to achieve ultracold temperatures, focusing on the methods practiced at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and JILA. Specifically, i will be discussing laser Doppler cooling, where an atom is bombarded with laser light slightly detuned from an atomic resonance so that the atoms preferentially absorb photons that oppose their momentum; Sisyphus cooling, where specific rotational states are strongly coupled to a trapping field, losing kinetic energy as they move to the edge of the trap; and fast evaporation, where most energetic particles from a distribution is removed, lowering the average energy per remaining particle

Thursday, January 24, 2013
IQSE 578, 12:30 noon
Mitchell Physics Building

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(The usual pizza lunch. Newcomers are always welcome! )

Host: Andrew Traverso