Two-dimensional atomic velocity selection by a resonantly enhanced Raman transition

Eugeny Korsunsky, D.V. Kosachiov, Yu. Rozhdestvensky

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A simple scheme for two-dimensional velocity selection is proposed and theoretically investigated. The scheme uses only two laser beams exciting stimulated Raman transition in a three-level atom. Parameters of velocity-selective π-pulse as well as velocity distribution of selected atoms are calculated. It is shown that the distribution width can be lower than the recoil velocity for the narrow transitions used. A feasible scheme for the accumulation of selected atoms in magnetic traps is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-310
JournalOptics Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1995


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