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Magneto-optical trapping and background-free imaging for atoms near nanostructured surfaces

Magneto-optical trapping and background-free imaging for atoms near nanostructured surfaces
Magneto-optical trapping and background-free imaging for atoms near nanostructured surfaces
We demonstrate a combined magneto-optical trap and imaging
system that is suitable for the investigation of cold atoms near surfaces. In particular, we are able to trap atoms close to optically scattering surfaces and
to image them with an excellent signal-to-noise ratio. We also demonstrate a simple magneto-optical atom cloud launching method. We anticipate that this system will be useful for a range of experimental studies of novel
atom-surface interactions and atom trap miniaturization.
1094-4087
23003-23009
Ohadi, Hamid
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Himsworth, Matthew
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Xuereb, Andre
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Freegarde, Tim
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Ohadi, Hamid
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Himsworth, Matthew
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Xuereb, Andre
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Freegarde, Tim
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Ohadi, Hamid, Himsworth, Matthew, Xuereb, Andre and Freegarde, Tim (2009) Magneto-optical trapping and background-free imaging for atoms near nanostructured surfaces. Optics Express, 17 (25), 23003-23009. (doi:10.1364/OE.17.023003).

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We demonstrate a combined magneto-optical trap and imaging
system that is suitable for the investigation of cold atoms near surfaces. In particular, we are able to trap atoms close to optically scattering surfaces and
to image them with an excellent signal-to-noise ratio. We also demonstrate a simple magneto-optical atom cloud launching method. We anticipate that this system will be useful for a range of experimental studies of novel
atom-surface interactions and atom trap miniaturization.

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Published date: 2009
Organisations: University of Southampton

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Local EPrints ID: 143909
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/143909
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 2629331f-c094-4d0e-984e-90e2d63db49c
ORCID for Tim Freegarde: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0680-1330

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Date deposited: 13 Apr 2010 14:16
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 04:14

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Author: Hamid Ohadi
Author: Matthew Himsworth
Author: Andre Xuereb
Author: Tim Freegarde ORCID iD

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