Efficient cooling and trapping of strontium atoms

I. Courtillot, A. Quessada, R. P. Kovacich, J. J. Zondy, A. Landragin, A. Clairon, P. Lemonde

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Abstract

We report the capture of cold strontium atoms in a magneto-optical trap (MOT) at a rate of 4 × 1010 atoms/s. The MOT is loaded from an atomic beam decelerated by a Zeeman slower operating with a focused laser beam. The 461-nm laser, used for both cooling and trapping, was generated by sum-frequency mixing in a KTP crystal with diode lasers at 813 nm and a Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm. As much as 115 mW of blue light was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-470
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume28
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Courtillot, I., Quessada, A., Kovacich, R. P., Zondy, J. J., Landragin, A., Clairon, A., & Lemonde, P. (2003). Efficient cooling and trapping of strontium atoms. Optics Letters, 28(6), 468-470.

Efficient cooling and trapping of strontium atoms. / Courtillot, I.; Quessada, A.; Kovacich, R. P.; Zondy, J. J.; Landragin, A.; Clairon, A.; Lemonde, P.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 28, No. 6, 15.03.2003, p. 468-470.

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Courtillot, I, Quessada, A, Kovacich, RP, Zondy, JJ, Landragin, A, Clairon, A & Lemonde, P 2003, 'Efficient cooling and trapping of strontium atoms', Optics Letters, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 468-470.
Courtillot I, Quessada A, Kovacich RP, Zondy JJ, Landragin A, Clairon A et al. Efficient cooling and trapping of strontium atoms. Optics Letters. 2003 Mar 15;28(6):468-470.
Courtillot, I. ; Quessada, A. ; Kovacich, R. P. ; Zondy, J. J. ; Landragin, A. ; Clairon, A. ; Lemonde, P. / Efficient cooling and trapping of strontium atoms. In: Optics Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 28, No. 6. pp. 468-470.
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