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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 3 — Aug. 3, 1998
  • pp: 111–117

A magneto-optical trap loaded from a pyramidal funnel

R. S. Williamson III, P. A. Voytas, R. T. Newell, and T. Walker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 111-117 (1998)

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We have demonstrated the transfer of 39K and 40K atoms from a magneto-optical funnel (a hollow pyramidal mirror) through a low (0.05 l/s) conductance hole and into a conventional magneto-optical trap (MOT) 35 cm away, with an efficiency of approximately six percent. This simple scheme should be useful for experiments requiring high loading rates with minimal contamination from hot untrapped atoms.

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 3, 1998
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 1998
Published: August 3, 1998

Rob Williamson, P. Voytas, R. Newell, and Thad Walker, "A magneto-optical trap loaded from a pyramidal funnel," Opt. Express 3, 111-117 (1998)

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