Efficient transfer in a double magneto-optical trap system Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We demonstrate the transfer of potassium atoms from a vapor-cell type magneto-optical trap (MOT) to a second MOT up to 75 cm away with the use of a spatially narrow push laser that generates a 40-m/s atomic beam. By adding two-dimensional MOT's (atomic funnels) along the transfer path to generate transverse cooling and compression of the beam, we can consistently transfer 7810% of the atoms. 1998 Optical Society of America.

published proceedings

  • JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS

author list (cited authors)

  • Swanson, T. B., Asgeirsson, D., Behr, J. A., Gorelov, A., & Melconian, D.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Swanson, TB||Asgeirsson, D||Behr, JA||Gorelov, A||Melconian, D

publication date

  • January 1, 1998 11:11 AM