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Title: Efficient loading of a He* magneto-optic trap using a liquid He cooled source

Abstract

We report loading large numbers (up to 3x10{sup 9}) of metastable triplet helium atoms into a magneto-optical trap using an atomic beam derived from a liquid He (LHe) cooled dc discharge source. Moreover, we compare the effect of liquid N{sub 2} cooling to LHe cooling the source and demonstrate that LHe cooling offers a significant increase in performance.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)
  2. (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20779213
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 77; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2190307; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ATOMIC BEAMS; ATOMS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COOLING; EQUIPMENT; HELIUM; HELIUM IONS; LIQUIDS; MAGNETO-OPTICAL EFFECTS; METASTABLE STATES; PERFORMANCE; RADIATION PRESSURE; TRAPS; TRIPLETS

Citation Formats

Swansson, J.A., Dall, R.G., Truscott, A.G., and ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics and Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200. Efficient loading of a He* magneto-optic trap using a liquid He cooled source. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2190307.
Swansson, J.A., Dall, R.G., Truscott, A.G., & ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics and Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200. Efficient loading of a He* magneto-optic trap using a liquid He cooled source. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2190307.
Swansson, J.A., Dall, R.G., Truscott, A.G., and ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics and Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200. Sat . "Efficient loading of a He* magneto-optic trap using a liquid He cooled source". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2190307.
@article{osti_20779213,
title = {Efficient loading of a He* magneto-optic trap using a liquid He cooled source},
author = {Swansson, J.A. and Dall, R.G. and Truscott, A.G. and ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics and Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200},
abstractNote = {We report loading large numbers (up to 3x10{sup 9}) of metastable triplet helium atoms into a magneto-optical trap using an atomic beam derived from a liquid He (LHe) cooled dc discharge source. Moreover, we compare the effect of liquid N{sub 2} cooling to LHe cooling the source and demonstrate that LHe cooling offers a significant increase in performance.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2190307},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 4,
volume = 77,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}