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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2011
  • pp: 010201–

Maximized cooling efficiency for a Zeeman slower operating at optimized magnetic field profile

Zhuanxian Xiong, Yun Long, Huixing Xiao, Xi Zhang, Lingxiang He, and Baolong Lv  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 010201- (2011)


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Abstract

We build a Zeeman slower with consecutive coils and use it to load an Yb magneto-optical trap (MOTs). Cooling efficiency is measured by the fluorescence intensity of the atomic cloud trapped by the MOT. An optimized magnetic field profile can acquire the maximum cooling efficiency, corresponding to a good compromise between the smaller magnetic field mismatch and the high capture velocity. Our studies provide useful information on how the performance of the Zeeman slower can be improved.

© 2011 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(020.7490) Atomic and molecular physics : Zeeman effect
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling

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Zhuanxian Xiong, Yun Long, Huixing Xiao, Xi Zhang, Lingxiang He, and Baolong Lv, "Maximized cooling efficiency for a Zeeman slower operating at optimized magnetic field profile," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 010201- (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-9-1-010201

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