Light-Induced Atomic Desorption from siloxane film loaded with Rb and Cs

Year: 2005

Authors: Marinelli C., Bogi A., Della Valle F., Burchianti A., Mariotti E., Veronesi S., Moi L.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Siena, via Roma 56, I-53100 Siena, Italy

Abstract: We observe Light-induced atomic desorption (LIAD) of Rb and Cs atoms from a PDMS-coated cell containing both atoms at the same time. The desorption rate and the relative vapor density variation have been simultaneously measured for both alkali atoms as a function of the desorbing light intensity and frequency. They show the same behaviour upon the different illumination conditions. This work demonstrates the possibility to provide light controlled atomic dispenser delivering different atomic species using the LIAD effect.

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KeyWords: Induced ejection; Alkali atoms
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/19/1/015