Magneto-optical trap loaded from a low-velocity intense source

Chang Yong Park, Myung Sim Jun, D. Cho

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Abstract

With a vapor-cell magneto-optical trap (VCMOT) atoms are trapped directly from the equilibrium vapor at room temperature without the complication of a precooling stage. The background vapor, however, can also be a source of energetic atoms hitting and ejecting those atoms already trapped. The background collision limits trap confinement time τ and consequently the total number N of atoms trapped in a VCMOT. In order to have large τ and N without losing the convenience and simplicity of a VCMOT, double MOT systems were built. In such a system there is a VCMOT with a usual background vapor pressure, and connected to it is another MOT without the vapor. The VCMOT captures atoms and transfers them to the second MOT through a long tube. The tube provides the constriction to maintain the pressure difference between the two MOT chambers. For the second MOT there is a steady supply of slow atoms without the complication of the background vapor, and it can hold a large number of atoms for a long time. Such systems were successfully used for a Bose Einstein condensation experiment and to study cold collisions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO/Pacific Rim 1999 - Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages252-253
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780356616, 9780780356610
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event1999 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim 1999 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 1999 Aug 301999 Sep 3

Publication series

NameCLEO/Pacific Rim 1999 - Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Volume2

Other

Other1999 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim 1999
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period99/8/3099/9/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Park, C. Y., Jun, M. S., & Cho, D. (1999). Magneto-optical trap loaded from a low-velocity intense source. In CLEO/Pacific Rim 1999 - Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (pp. 252-253). [811399] (CLEO/Pacific Rim 1999 - Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics; Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOPR.1999.811399