Enhanced Magnetic Trap Loading for Atomic Strontium
Gretchen K. Campbell, Daniel Barker, Benjamin Reschovsky, Neal Pisenti
We report on a technique to improve the continuous loading of atomic strontium into a magnetic trap from a Magneto-Optical Trap (MOT). This is achieved by adding a depumping laser tuned to the 3 P1 → 3 S 1 (688-nm) transition. The depumping laser increases atom number in the magnetic trap and subsequent cooling stages by up to 65 % for the bosonic isotopes and up to 30 % for the fermionic isotope of strontium. We optimize this trap loading strategy with respect to 688-nm laser detuning, intensity, and beam size. To understand the results, we develop a one-dimensional rate equation model of the system, which is in good agreement with the data. We discuss the use of other transitions in strontium for accelerated trap loading and the application of the technique.
, Barker, D.
, Reschovsky, B.
and Pisenti, N.
Enhanced Magnetic Trap Loading for Atomic Strontium, Physical Review A, [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.92.043418
(Accessed June 4, 2023)