Semiclassical Monte Carlo approaches for realistic atoms in optical lattices
Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, Département
de Physique de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure,
24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France
Published online: 15 April 1999
We present two different numerical approaches, based on semiclassical Monte Carlo simulations, for the study of optical lattices associated with atomic transitions, for angular momenta Jg and Je larger than . Our models rely on an adiabatic-type approximation and give a correct description of the steady-state temperature and localization properties of the lattice, in a large range of parameters. These models combine the possibility of getting intuitive images of complex fundamental physical processes in optical lattices, together with particularly reasonable computing times.
PACS: 32.80.Lg – Mechanical effects of light on atoms, molecules and ions / 32.80.Pj – Optical cooling of atoms; trapping / 03.65.Sq – Semiclassical theories and applications
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 1999