Improved magneto-optic trapping in a vapor cell

Kurt E. Gibble, Steven Kasapi, Steven Chu

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We have captured 3.6 × 1010 cesium atoms in a magneto-optic trap loaded from a vapor cell. The 300-fold increase in the number of trapped atoms compared with that of previous research was accomplished by using larger laser intensities and 4-cm-diameter laser beams. The loading time constant was as short as 0.2 s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-528
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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