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  • The number of laser cooled and trapped thulium atoms in a magneto-optical trap is increased by a factor of 3 using a twodimensional optical molasses which collimated the atomic beam before entering a Zeeman slower. A diode laser operating at 410.6 nm was employed to form optical molasses: The laser was heated to 70 C by a two-step temperature stabilisation system. The laser system consisting of a master oscillator and an injectionlocked amplifier emitted more than 100 mW at 410 nm and had a spectral linewidth of 0.6 MHz. 2013 Kvantovaya Elektronika and Turpion Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Quantum Electronics

author list (cited authors)

  • Sukachev, D. D., Kalganova, E. S., Sokolov, A. V., Savchenkov, A. V., Vishnyakova, G. A., Golovizin, A. A., ... Sorokin, V. N.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM