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Cooling, Stopping, and Trapping Atoms
William D. Phillips, Phillip L. Gould and Paul D. Lett
New Series, Vol. 239, No. 4842 (Feb. 19, 1988), pp. 877-883
Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1700313
Page Count: 7
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Significant advances have been made in the ability to control the motion of neutral atoms. Cooling and trapping atoms present new possibilities for studies of ultracold atoms and atomic interactions. The techniques of laser cooling and deceleration of atomic beams, magnetic and laser trapping of neutral atoms, and a number of recent advances in the use of radiative forces to manipulate atoms are reviewed.
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