Cs-Cs scattering in a juggling fountain

Ronald Legere, Kurt Gibble

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


Atoms in an atomic fountain is juggled by launching two balls of laser-cooled Cs atoms in rapid succession. The two balls collide near the top of the fountain trajectory, and the velocity of the scattered atoms is detected, giving information on the differential scattering cross sections. The collision energy is scanned by varying the time delay between the two launches. A time delay of 7 ms corresponds to a collision energy of 19 μK, and scattering at energies as high as 100 μK is observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 3 1998May 8 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


Dive into the research topics of 'Cs-Cs scattering in a juggling fountain'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this