Loading a vapor-cell magneto-optic trap using light-induced atom desorption

Brian P Anderson, M. A. Kasevich

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Abstract

Low-intensity white light was used to increase the loading rate of 87Rb atoms into a vapor-cell magnetooptic trap by inducing nonthermal desorption of Rb atoms from the stainless-steel walls of the vapor cell. An increased Rb partial pressure reached a new equilibrium value in fewer than 10 s after switching on the broadband light source. After the source was turned off, the partial pressure returned to its previous value in 1/e times as short as 10 s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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magneto-optics
partial pressure
desorption
traps
vapors
loading rate
cells
atoms
stainless steels
light sources
broadband

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Loading a vapor-cell magneto-optic trap using light-induced atom desorption. / Anderson, Brian P; Kasevich, M. A.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2001, p. 1-6.

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