Enhanced loading of a magneto-optic trap from an atomic beam

Brian P Anderson, Mark A. Kasevich

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Abstract

We demonstrate enhanced loading of a Li7 magneto-optic trap by broadening the frequency spectrum of the laser trapping light with a resonant electro-optic modulator. We achieve an 20-fold improvement in the loading rate over that obtained without a broadened spectrum when directly capturing atoms from a divergent atomic beam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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magneto-optics
atomic beams
traps
loading rate
electro-optics
modulators
trapping
lasers
atoms

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Enhanced loading of a magneto-optic trap from an atomic beam. / Anderson, Brian P; Kasevich, Mark A.

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