Measurement of the casimir-polder force

C. I. Sukenik, M. G. Boshier, Donghyun Cho, V. Sandoghdar, E. A. Hinds

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Abstract

We have studied the deflection of ground-state sodium atoms passing through a micron-sized parallel-plate cavity by measuring the intensity of a sodium atomic beam transmitted through the cavity as a function of cavity plate separation. This experiment provides clear evidence for the existence of the Casimir-Polder force, which is due to modification of the ground-state Lamb shift in the confined space of a cavity. Our results confirm the magnitude of the force and the distance dependence predicted by quantum electrodynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-563
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume70
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Sukenik, C. I., Boshier, M. G., Cho, D., Sandoghdar, V., & Hinds, E. A. (1993). Measurement of the casimir-polder force. Physical Review Letters, 70(5), 560-563.

Measurement of the casimir-polder force. / Sukenik, C. I.; Boshier, M. G.; Cho, Donghyun; Sandoghdar, V.; Hinds, E. A.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 70, No. 5, 01.12.1993, p. 560-563.

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Sukenik, CI, Boshier, MG, Cho, D, Sandoghdar, V & Hinds, EA 1993, 'Measurement of the casimir-polder force', Physical Review Letters, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 560-563.
Sukenik CI, Boshier MG, Cho D, Sandoghdar V, Hinds EA. Measurement of the casimir-polder force. Physical Review Letters. 1993 Dec 1;70(5):560-563.
Sukenik, C. I. ; Boshier, M. G. ; Cho, Donghyun ; Sandoghdar, V. ; Hinds, E. A. / Measurement of the casimir-polder force. In: Physical Review Letters. 1993 ; Vol. 70, No. 5. pp. 560-563.
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