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Trapped by nanostructures

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The design of specific nanostructured optical gratings allows the realization of efficient traps for a large number of cold atoms.

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Figure 1: Principle of laser cooling and magneto-optical trapping.
Figure 2: Laser cooling with nanostructured diffraction gratings5.

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Estève, J. Trapped by nanostructures. Nature Nanotech 8, 317–318 (2013) doi:10.1038/nnano.2013.80

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