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Full characterization of the loading of a magneto-optical trap from an alkali metal dispenser

Year: 2005

Authors: Bartalini S., Herrera I., Consolino L., Pappalardo L., Marino N., D\’Arrigo G., Cataliotti F.S.

Autors Affiliation: LNS-INFN, Laboratorio di Informazione Quantistica Scuola Superiore di Catania, via S. Paolo 73, 95123 Catania, Italy; European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), via Nello Carrara 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy; CRS-MATIS, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Catania, via S. Sofia 64, 95124 Catania, Italy; IMM-CNR, Stradale Primosole 50, 95121 Catania, Italy

Abstract: We present an experimental study of the dynamics of a magneto-optical trap (MOT) loaded from an alkali dispenser current controlled source. In our experimental vacuum conditions and for a low trapping force MOT the trap loading process critically depends on the dispensers working regime. This allows to completely characterize the dispensers-MOT system and to determine the best loading conditions.

Journal/Review: EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL D

Volume: 36 (1)      Pages from: 101  to: 104

KeyWords: Traps; Atoms; Zeeman slower
DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2005-00094-8

Citations: 8
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