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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3138–3141

Narrow-line magneto-optical trap for dysprosium atoms

T. Maier, H. Kadau, M. Schmitt, A. Griesmaier, and T. Pfau  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 11, pp. 3138-3141 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003138


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Abstract

We present our technique to create a magneto-optical trap (MOT) for dysprosium atoms using the narrow-line cooling transition at 626 nm to achieve suitable conditions for direct loading into an optical dipole trap. The MOT is loaded from an atomic beam via a Zeeman slower using the strongest atomic transition at 421 nm. With this combination of two cooling transitions we can trap up to 2.0 · 10 8 atoms at temperatures down to 6 μK. This cooling approach is simpler than present work with ultracold dysprosium and provides similar starting conditions for a transfer to an optical dipole trap.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2014
Published: May 20, 2014

Citation
T. Maier, H. Kadau, M. Schmitt, A. Griesmaier, and T. Pfau, "Narrow-line magneto-optical trap for dysprosium atoms," Opt. Lett. 39, 3138-3141 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-11-3138

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