Multicoil Zeeman slower

T. A. Savard, C. A. Baird, Kenneth O'Hara, J. E. Thomas

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A Zeeman slower has been used to magnetically compensate for the changing Doppler shift in a decelerating atomic beam which can be easily reconfigured as experimental conditions change because each of the 10 identical segments in the electromagnet is independently adjustable. Once the desired magnetic field shape is determined, the appropriate currents that create that created that magnetic field must be found. The slowing of a 6Li beam using the closed cooling transition where the velocity distribution was measured by a weak probe beam from a diode laser is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series
Editors Anon
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 18 1997May 23 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS
CityBaltimore, MD, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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