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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2641–2645

Efficient transfer in a double magneto-optical trap system

T. B. Swanson, D. Asgeirsson, J. A. Behr, A. Gorelov, and D. Melconian  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 2641-2645 (1998)

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We demonstrate the transfer of potassium atoms from a vapor-cell type magneto-optical trap (MOT) to a second MOT up to 75 cm away with the use of a spatially narrow push laser that generates a 40-m/s atomic beam. By adding two-dimensional MOT’s (atomic funnels) along the transfer path to generate transverse cooling and compression of the beam, we can consistently transfer 78±10% of the atoms.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling

T. B. Swanson, D. Asgeirsson, J. A. Behr, A. Gorelov, and D. Melconian, "Efficient transfer in a double magneto-optical trap system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2641-2645 (1998)

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