One-photon atomic cooling with an optical Maxwell demon valve

Author :A Ruschhaupt, J G Muga, and M G Raizen
Publication :Journal of Physics B
Publisher :IOP Publishing Ltd.
Volume :39
Pages :3833-3838
Year :2006

We discuss the relationship between recent proposals of ‘atom diodes’ or oneway
barriers for ultracold atoms and a Maxwell demon valve: in particular
the way in which these proposals make use of dissipation via a one-photon
spontaneous emission and avoid violation of the second law.