We show that it is possible to obtain a very efficient photo-atom source, whose atom flux is regulated by light. The atom release is due to the recently observed light-induced atom desorption effect from silane coated cells. We report the results obtained at room temperature with rubidium in a double body cell coated with (poly)dimethyl-siloxane. This kind of photo-atom source can be immediately extended to other alkali atoms, namely sodium, potassium and cesium. Possible applications are discussed.

Mariotti, E., Meucci, M., Bicchi, P., Marinelli, C., Moi, L. (1997). An efficient photo-atom source. OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS, 134(1-6), 121-126 [10.1016/S0030-4018(96)00583-4].

An efficient photo-atom source

MARIOTTI, EMILIO;MEUCCI, MARIO;BICCHI, PAOLA;MARINELLI, CARMELA;MOI, LUIGI
1997-01-01

Abstract

We show that it is possible to obtain a very efficient photo-atom source, whose atom flux is regulated by light. The atom release is due to the recently observed light-induced atom desorption effect from silane coated cells. We report the results obtained at room temperature with rubidium in a double body cell coated with (poly)dimethyl-siloxane. This kind of photo-atom source can be immediately extended to other alkali atoms, namely sodium, potassium and cesium. Possible applications are discussed.
Mariotti, E., Meucci, M., Bicchi, P., Marinelli, C., Moi, L. (1997). An efficient photo-atom source. OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS, 134(1-6), 121-126 [10.1016/S0030-4018(96)00583-4].
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