Polarized cold cloud of thulium atom Academic Article uri icon


  • Minimization of internal degrees of freedom is an important step in the cooling of atomic species to degeneracy temperature. Here, we report on the loading of 6*10^5 thulium atoms optically polarized at maximum possible magnetic quantum number mf=-4 state into dipole trap operating at 532 nm. The purity of polarizations of the atoms was experimentally verified using a Stern-Gerlach-type experiment. Experimental measured polarization of the state is 3.91(26).

author list (cited authors)

  • Tsyganok, V. V., Khlebnikov, V. A., Kalganova, E. S., Pershin, D. A., Davletov, E. T., Cojocaru, I. S., ... Akimov, A. V.

complete list of authors

  • Tsyganok, VV||Khlebnikov, VA||Kalganova, ES||Pershin, DA||Davletov, ET||Cojocaru, IS||Luchnikov, IA||Berezutskii, AV||Bushmakin, VS||Sorokin, VN||Akimov, AV

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM