Advisor: Dr. Harold Metcalf
Stony Brook University, Summer 2013
Optical forces on atoms and molecules allows for a deeper understanding of the atom with applications to quantum computing and laser cooling. Optical forces on atoms can be accomplished using many methods, including adiabic rapid passage through frequency swept light pulses and bichromatic light (two light beams at different frequencies). These specific methods rely on stimulated emission instead of spontaneous emission to provide comparatively larger forces on atoms.
Talk: Optical Forces from Adiabatic Rapid Passage and Bichromatic Light, Stony Brook University Physics Department, August 2013
Helium Atoms Displaced Due to Adiabatic Rapid Passage Optical Forces