Loading a vapor-cell magneto-optic trap using light-induced atom desorption

B. P. Anderson, M. A. Kasevich

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Nonthermal light-induced atom desorption technique was used to increase the number of Rb atoms loaded into a vapor-cell magneto-optic trap. After switching on the broadband light source, an increased Rb partial pressure reached a new equilibrium value in fewer than 10 s. Light-induced atom desorption benefitted atom trapping experiments where large numbers of atoms and long trap lifetimes were crucial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23404-23401
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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