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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2005
  • pp: 696–698

Controllable double-well magneto-optic atom trap with a circular current-carrying wire

Min Yun and Jianping Yin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 7, pp. 696-698 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000696


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Abstract

We propose a controllable double-well magneto-optic trap (MOT) for neutral atoms that uses a circular current-carrying wire and a biased magnetic field. One can cause the proposed double-well trap to evolve continually into a single-well trap by reducing the current in the wire or increasing the bias field. We estimate that in a weak intensity approximation a cold atomic sample with a temperature of ∼300 K and a number of ∼10^6 atoms can be stored in each MOT. One can control the number of trapped atoms by changing the current in the wire.

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OCIS Codes
(020.2070) Atomic and molecular physics : Effects of collisions
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

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Min Yun and Jianping Yin, "Controllable double-well magneto-optic atom trap with a circular current-carrying wire," Opt. Lett. 30, 696-698 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-7-696


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