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Numerical Study of Periodic Adiabatic Rapid Passage Sequences

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dc.contributor.advisor Metcalf, Harold en_US
dc.contributor.author Zhang, HE en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Physics en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:50:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:50:56Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/76670 en_US
dc.description 86 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract Laser cooling refers to the techniques that cool atomic and molecular samples down to near absolute zero through the interaction with laser fields. Atoms absorb a photon and the transferred momentum generates force to lower the atom's velocity. The Doppler shift is associated with the motion of the atom, in which a moving atom always observes a slightly different frequency than the laser at rest. Based on the two-level system theory, this thesis studied the process of multiple sequences of adiabatic rapid passage by simulating the process of the interaction between optical forces and helium atoms. By studying the force map in parameter space, trying to understand the relationship between the average force and relevant laser parameters $\Omega_0$ and $\delta_0$ in the Rabi frequency. Furthermore, we studied the relationship between the average force and velocity by comparing the dragged atom model and moving atom model. We also studied the process of multiple sequences of adiabatic rapid passage by changing spontaneous emission, sweep range, pulse number for the interaction, exploring the distance between peaks that appear in the velocity distribution. The observational results will be presented in the thesis as well as the explanation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Atomic physics en_US
dc.subject.other Adiabatic Rapid Passage en_US
dc.title Numerical Study of Periodic Adiabatic Rapid Passage Sequences en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Schneble, Dominik en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Sehgal, Neelima. en_US


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