Generation of a cold pulsed beam of Rb atoms by transfer from a 3D magneto-optic trap

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Chanu, Sapam Ranjita; Rathod, Ketan D.; Natarajan, Vasant;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.physleta.2016.07.022
  • Subject: Physics - Optics | Physics - Atomic Physics
    arxiv: Condensed Matter::Quantum Gases | Physics::Atomic Physics | Physics::Accelerator Physics

We demonstrate a technique for producing a cold pulsed beam of atoms by transferring a cloud of atoms trapped in a three dimensional magneto-optic trap (MOT). The MOT is loaded by heating a getter source of Rb atoms. We show that it is advantageous to transfer with two ... View more
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