Low velocity intense source of rubidium atoms

Myung Sim Jun, Chang Yong Park, D. Cho

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Abstract

We constructed a low-velocity intense source of rubidium atoms by using standard vacuum components and diode lasers. The system is based on a vapor-cell magneto optical trap with a hole on one of the waveplates to extract the trapped atoms into a beam. We produced 8 × 10 8 atoms/sec from the source through the 2-mm diameter hole. The total flux was estimated from the fractional absorption of the probe laser beam passing through the atomic beam. The average beam velocity was 11 m/sec, as measured from the Doppler shift. The full divergence of the beam was 6 × 10 -2 radian.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-264
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Volume33
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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