Temperature and localization of atoms in three-dimensional optical lattices

M. Gatzke, G. Birkl, P. S. Jessen, A. Kastberg, S. L. Rolston, W. D. Phillips

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We report temperature measurements of atoms trapped in a three-dimensional (3D) optical lattice, a well-defined laser-cooling situation that can be treated with currently available theoretical tools. We also obtain fluorescence spectra from a 3D optical lattice, from which we obtain quantitative information about the trapping atoms, including the oscillation frequencies, spatial localization, and a temperature, which is in good agreement with our direct measurements. For comparison we study a 1D lattice using the same atom (cesium).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R3987-R3990
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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