Enhanced loading of a magneto-optic trap from an atomic beam

Brian P. Anderson, Mark A. Kasevich

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We demonstrate enhanced loading of a Li7 magneto-optic trap by broadening the frequency spectrum of the laser trapping light with a resonant electro-optic modulator. We achieve an 20-fold improvement in the loading rate over that obtained without a broadened spectrum when directly capturing atoms from a divergent atomic beam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R3581-R3584
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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