optical lattice


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optical lattice

[‚äp·tə·kəl ′lad·əs]
(optics)
A regular pattern of microscopic traps for atoms, formed by the light forces in an interference pattern formed by laser beams.
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Step 3: Setup of the optical lattice and corresponding laser sources, consisting of three pairs of counter-propagating laser beams.
An (https://www.ptb.de/cms/en/presseaktuelles/journalisten/news-press-releases/archives-of-press-releases/archive-of-press-release.html?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=7999&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&tx_news_pi1%5Bday%5D=14&tx_news_pi1%5Bmonth%5D=2&tx_news_pi1%5Byear%5D=2017&cHash=809615d614825130de71862a1e23061d) optical atomic clock is also called an optical lattice clock because it (https://www.ptb.de/cms/en/ptb/fachabteilungen/abt4/fb-43/ag-432/strontium-lattice-clock.html) uses a lattice of laser beams to trap atoms - in the case of this clock, strontium - and make the measurement of their movements more precise.
Some of the most accurate clocks on the planet are devices known as optical lattice clocks.
In what follows, we study the speed of sound of a two-component pseudospin-[up arrow], [down arrow] fermionic gas loaded on a square optical lattice with a non-Abelian gauge field A = ([alpha][[sigma].sub.y], - [alpha][[sigma].sub.x]) in the presence of a Zeeman field, where a is independently tunable parameter, and [[sigma].sub.i], i = x, y, z are the Pauli matrices.
This clock holds strontium atoms in a linear array of pancake-shaped traps formed by laser beams, called an optical lattice. The new 3-D quantum gas clock uses additional lasers to trap atoms along three axes so that the atoms are held in a cubic arrangement.
The optical lattice potential is constructed using counter propagating laser beams.
Chavez-Cerda, "Unveiling a truncated optical lattice associated with a triangular aperture using light's orbital angular momentum," Physical Review Letters, vol.
(Although the installation included an upside-down, back-to-front brain, as sometimes making a cerebral shift physically feels like this!) There came a connecting point in the project where I began drawing imagery that was the equivalent of an optical lattice for me in the art world, like a crochet doily.
This optical lattice holds the atoms fast, like eggs in a crate, while gently shaking them.
Hidetoshi KATORI for "Invention of the Optical Lattice Clock and its Development"
Rey traps the atoms in an "optical lattice" of laser lights that allows her to study the atoms and explore their properties.
The aim of this work is to study the effect of competition between cubic and quintic nonlinearities on the existence of bistable solitons with the optical lattice such as quasicrystal lattices.