A surface magneto-optical trap for chromium atoms is demonstrated as a first step toward loading atoms into microscopic magnetic traps. Characteristics of the trap and transfer to microscopic magnetic traps will be discussed.
Proceedings Title: Conference on Laser Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference
Conference Dates: May 16-21, 2004
Conference Location: San Francisco, CA
Pub Type: Conferences
laser cooling, trapping