|Title||Laser cooling by sawtooth-wave adiabatic passage|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Bartolotta, JP, Norcia, MA, Cline, JRK, Thompson, JK, Holland, MJ|
|Journal||Physical Review A|
|Keywords||cooling mechanism, spontaneous emission, cooling molecules|
We provide a theoretical analysis for a recently demonstrated cooling method. Two-level particles undergo successive adiabatic transfers upon interaction with counterpropagating laser beams that are repeatedly swept over the transition frequency. We show that particles with narrow linewidth transitions can be cooled to near the recoil limit. This cooling mechanism has a reduced reliance on spontaneous emission compared to Doppler cooling, and hence shows promise for application to systems lacking closed cycling transitions, such as molecules.
|Short Title||Phys. Rev. A|