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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2009
  • pp: 169–171

Resonator-enhanced optical guiding and trapping of Cs atoms

Fang Fang and David S. Weiss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 2, pp. 169-171 (2009)

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We demonstrate a 90 cm launch of Cs atoms guided by a one-dimensional (1D) optical lattice. The 1064 nm wavelength optical lattice is made in a 2 m long buildup cavity and provides a transverse guide depth of up to 125 μ K . Before they reach the top of their trajectory, the atoms are stopped and cooled by optical molasses, becoming trapped in the 1D lattice. The lattice can be loaded with multiple launches, filling sites that extend over 5 cm . The trap is far from all magnetic sources and will be used for a precision measurement of the electron electric-dipole moment.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: October 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2008
Published: January 13, 2009

Fang Fang and David S. Weiss, "Resonator-enhanced optical guiding and trapping of Cs atoms," Opt. Lett. 34, 169-171 (2009)

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