Editor's Picks Collection: Atom Cooling and Trapping

To honor OSA's centennial, JOSA B Centennial Editor Prem Kumar selected articles from a variety of topic areas that reflect the progression of each area over the journal's history. Below is a collection of articles in the area of Atom Cooling and Trapping.

Note that this selection of articles is not meant to be exhaustive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in this area.

  1. Dressed-atom approach to atomic motion in laser-light: the dipole force revisited

    J. Dalibard and C. Cohen-Tannoudji

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2(11) 1707-1720 (1985)

  2. Laser cooling and electromagnetic trapping of neutral atoms

    William D. Phillips, John V. Prodan, and Harold J. Metcalf

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2(11) 1751-1767 (1985)

  3. Optical molasses and multilevel atoms: experiment

    David S. Weiss, Erling Riis, Yaakov Shevy, P. Jeffrey Ungar, and Steven Ch

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6(11) 2072-2083 (1989)

  4. Collisions of ultracold trapped atoms

    Paul S. Julienne and Frederick H. Mies

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6(11) 2257-2269 (1989)

  5. Behavior of neutral atoms in a spontaneous force trap

    D. W. Sesko, T. G. Walker, and C. E. Wieman

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8(5) 946-958 (1991)

  6. Radiation force in the magneto-optical trap

    A. M. Steane, M. Chowdhury, and C. J. Foot

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9(12) 2142-2158 (1992)

  7. Behavior of atoms in a compressed magneto-optical trap

    Wolfgang Petrich, Michael H. Anderson, Jason R. Ensher, and Eric A. Cornell

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11(8) 1332-1335 (1994)

  8. Optical potential for atom guidance in a dark hollow laser beam

    Jianping Yin, Yifu Zhu, Wenbao Wang, Yuzhu Wang, and Wonho Jhe

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15(1) 25-33 (1998)

  9. Cooling and trapping of atomic strontium

    Xinye Xu, Thomas H. Loftus, John L. Hall, Alan Gallagher, and Jun Ye

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20(5) 968-976 (2003)

  10. Dipole blockade in a cold Rydberg atomic sample [Invited]

    Daniel Comparat and Pierre Pillet

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(6) A208-A232 (2010)