Geometric resonance coolingc of polarizable particles in an optical waveguide

G. Szirmai, P. Domokos

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In the radiation field of an optical waveguide, the Rayleigh scattering of photons is shown to result in a strongly velocity-dependent force on atoms. The pump field, which is injected in the fundamental branch of the waveguide, is favorably scattered by a moving atom into one of the transversely excited branches of propagating modes. All fields involved are far detuned from any resonances of the atom. For a simple polarizable particle, a linear friction force coefficient comparable to that of cavity cooling can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number213602
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - nov. 20 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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