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Trapping and Cooling of Potassium Isotopes in a Double-Magneto-Optical-Trap Apparatus

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Author(s)

M Prevedelli, F S. Cataliotti, Eric A. Cornell, J R. Ensher, C Fort, L Ricci, G M. Tino, M Inguscio

Abstract

We report on teh efficient operation of a double-magneto-optical-trap (MOT) apparatus for potassium isopes. Mechanisms for the cooling and the transfer between the two MOTs are studied. A magnetic quadrupole trap has been loaded from the second MOT: density and temperature appear to be promising for starting runaway evaporative cooling.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume
59
Issue
No. 1

Keywords

magneto-optical trap, potassium

Citation

Prevedelli, M. , Cataliotti, F. , Cornell, E. , Ensher, J. , Fort, C. , Ricci, L. , Tino, G. and Inguscio, M. (1999), Trapping and Cooling of Potassium Isotopes in a Double-Magneto-Optical-Trap Apparatus, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) (Accessed June 24, 2024)

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Created December 31, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021