# Cold, Optically Dense Samples of Atomic Rubidium

 Title: Cold, Optically Dense Samples of Atomic Rubidium Author: Magkiriadou, Sofia; Patterson, David; Doyle, John M.; Nicolas, Timothée Note: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors. Citation: Magkiriadou, Sofia, David Patterson, Timothée Nicolas, and John M. Doyle. 2011. Cold, optically dense gases of atomic rubidium. New Journal of Physics 13(2): 023012. Full Text & Related Files: nwe.pdf (662.5Kb; PDF) Abstract: Cold and optically dense gases of atomic rubidium are produced using buffer gas cooling in combination with rapid, high-ﬂow vapor injection. The observed rubidium density is 3 × 10$$^{12}$$cm$$^{−3}$$ at a gas temperature of ∼20 K, leading to an optical density of the order of 200. Published Version: doi:10.1088/1367-2630/13/2/023012 Terms of Use: This article is made available under the terms and conditions applicable to Open Access Policy Articles, as set forth at http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:dash.current.terms-of-use#OAP Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8886699