Trapping cold ground state argon atoms for sympathetic cooling of molecules

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Edmunds, P. D.; Barker, P. F.;
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.183001
  • Subject: Physics - Atomic Physics
    arxiv: Condensed Matter::Quantum Gases | Physics::Atomic Physics | Physics::Atomic and Molecular Clusters

We trap cold, ground-state, argon atoms in a deep optical dipole trap produced by a build-up cavity. The atoms, which are a general source for the sympathetic cooling of molecules, are loaded in the trap by quenching them from a cloud of laser-cooled metastable argon at... View more
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