Date of this Version
Physical Review A (April 1994) 49(4): 2,780-2,784. PACS number(s): 32.80.Pj, 42.50.Vk.
We have demonstrated the slowing of a rubidium atomic beam by isotropic monochromatic light. The results agree with a model calculation, thus allowing its use for designing a practical isotropic light slower. The large hyperfine splittings of rubidium lead to natural multifrequency slowing, which is also included in our model.