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[Merged]Atoms reach record low temperature

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That is probably propriatary knowledge that someone is going to have to Pay to find out. Probably that information will make it into the public sector in a couple years.

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I don't think the knowledge is proprietary.

The actual paper on this research lists most of the details. They ``tinker'' with it by adjusting the frequency, pulse width, etc. of the optical lattice in relation to the temperature of the ensemble.

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How do lasers effectively trap particles? Are the lasers used to actually adjust the magnetic fields they are using, or something like that?

Edit: Should have read the links first...

The resulting periodic potential may trap neutral atoms via the Stark shift. Atoms are cooled and congregate in the locations of potential minima.

So apparently the lasers push around the atoms, till some are trapped in the wavelength pockets? Interesting....

I have barely enough understanding of physics to have an idea how this works...

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