Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Science) ›› 2022, Vol. 2022 ›› Issue (2): 127-134.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-5641.2022.02.015

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Numerical optimization of bichromatic adiabatic cooling

Chenyang QIAN, Guangjiong DONG*()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200214, China
  • Received:2021-04-13 Online:2022-03-25 Published:2022-03-28
  • Contact: Guangjiong DONG


In recent years, a new laser cooling method—named bichromatic adiabatic cooling—has been developed; however, the method offers low cooling efficiency. In this paper, numerical optimization of the bichromatic adiabatic cooling process has been performed. It is shown that there is an optimal pulse time for the optical fields to achieve the highest cooling efficiency. Moreover, a comparison of the cooling efficiency with the Gaussian light pulse and square pulse shows that the cooling efficiency is insensitive to the pulse shape. Because this cooling method relies on adiabatic evolution of the light field-atom system, it is shown that it is better to slow the speed of the atomic beam to maintain the adiabatic condition. Finally, the effect of spontaneous emission on bichromatic adiabatic cooling is studied. The results show that use of a long pulse significantly reduces cooling efficiency.

Key words: bichromatic adiabatic cooling, cold atom, optical force

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