26 July 2011 Atomic transfer between two magneto-optical traps
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Proceedings Volume 8001, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics; 800118 (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.892169
Event: International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 2011, Braga, Portugal
Abstract
We design an experiment to obtain a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC) using 87Rb atoms. Taking advantage of this setup, we develop a simple and efficient method to transfer atoms from a first Magneto- Optical-Trap(MOT) to a second one. Our system consists of two glass vacuum cells horizontally connected with a MOT aligned at the center of each cell. Once rubidium atoms are loaded into the first MOT, the pushig beam forces them to move forward to the second MOT. We use a near-resonant weak laser beam to make the atoms reach the second cell. MOT1 and MOT2 both run in retroreflected-three beam MOT configuration.
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María Martínez Valado, María Martínez Valado, Alicia V. Carpentier, Alicia V. Carpentier, Humberto Michinel, Humberto Michinel, José Antonio Nóvoa López, José Antonio Nóvoa López, David Nóvoa Fernández, David Nóvoa Fernández, José Ramón Salgueiro, José Ramón Salgueiro, } "Atomic transfer between two magneto-optical traps", Proc. SPIE 8001, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 800118 (26 July 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892169; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.892169
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