Prospects for Laser Cooling Hydrogen and Antihydrogen (Dr. D. Yost)

  • Date: Mar 15, 2016
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Dr. Dylan Yost,  Department of Physics, Colorado State University, USA
  • Room: Herbert Walther Lecture Hall
  • Host: MPQ, Laser Spectroscopy Division
In this talk, I will discuss our progress in the development of a two-photon laser-cooling scheme for hydrogen. 

With a high power 243.1 nm laser source driving the 1S-2S transition, we hope to achieve rapid deceleration and cooling of an atomic hydrogen beam within a 2-D magnetic guide. In addition, I will discuss recent progress in the development of a Lyman-alpha laser source (121.6 nm) that will be used to cool trapped antihydrogen within the ATRAP collaboration.

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