Cooling and deflection of atoms in a standing laser wave and a squeezed vacuum Academic Article uri icon


  • We consider the force and the momentum diffusion for atoms moving in a standing wave laser field. We show how a correlation function approach, within which the periodicity of the atom-field coupling is treated by a continued fraction method, can be generalized to cooling of atoms in a squeezed vacuum. Here, cooling may occur around non-zero velocities, and consequences of the squeezing for the force and momentum diffusion are determined. 1995.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Mlmer, K., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Mølmer, Klaus||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • November 1995