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Laser Is a Guiding Light for Atoms

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Science  10 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5238, pp. 914
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5238.914


Atoms on tap? By using a laser beam to guide streams of rubidium atoms through a hollow optical fiber, a team of physicists in Colorado may have found a way to deliver atoms to precise locations for use in areas ranging from nanotechnology to quantum mechanics.