Ruff, George A Charles A. Dana Professor
786-6322, Carnegie Science Hall, Room 330
My students and I study the forces light exerts on atoms. We build novel lasers and “magneto-optical atom traps”, using the pressure of light to suspend clouds of atoms in vacuum. Recently, we succeeded in trapping two different kinds of atoms (Rb and Cs) simultaneously, allowing us to study interactions between two clouds of ultracold atoms.
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