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Title: Versatile cold atom source for multi-species experiments

We present a dual-species oven and Zeeman slower setup capable of producing slow, high-flux atomic beams for loading magneto-optical traps. Our compact and versatile system is based on electronic switching between different magnetic field profiles and is applicable to a wide range of multi-species experiments. We give details of the vacuum setup, coils, and simple electronic circuitry. In addition, we demonstrate the performance of our system by optimized, sequential loading of magneto-optical traps of lithium-6 and cesium-133.
Authors:
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  1. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392216
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; 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; CESIUM 133; LITHIUM 6; MAGNETIC FIELDS; OVENS; PERFORMANCE; TRAPS; ZEEMAN EFFECT