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A novel magneto optical trap for integrated atom chips

A novel magneto optical trap for integrated atom chips
A novel magneto optical trap for integrated atom chips
This thesis describes the design and construction of a new magneto optical trap that is suitable for use in integrated atom chips and other vacuum systems in which optical access is limited to a single window. The trap design relies on the
switching of optical and magnetic fields and can operate at frequencies at least within the region of 1 kHz to 60 kHz. The design does not need patterned surfaces in order to generate the necessary beam geometry, requiring only the use of a single, standard mirror. Early temperature measurements have indicated that the trap may be capable of sub-Doppler cooling, and that it is able to capture on the
order of 1.7 x 106 atoms in a capture volume of 0.18 cm3.
Rushton, Joseph
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Rushton, Joseph
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Himsworth, Matthew
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Rushton, Joseph (2015) A novel magneto optical trap for integrated atom chips. University of Southampton, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Doctoral Thesis, 176pp.

Record type: Thesis (Doctoral)

Abstract

This thesis describes the design and construction of a new magneto optical trap that is suitable for use in integrated atom chips and other vacuum systems in which optical access is limited to a single window. The trap design relies on the
switching of optical and magnetic fields and can operate at frequencies at least within the region of 1 kHz to 60 kHz. The design does not need patterned surfaces in order to generate the necessary beam geometry, requiring only the use of a single, standard mirror. Early temperature measurements have indicated that the trap may be capable of sub-Doppler cooling, and that it is able to capture on the
order of 1.7 x 106 atoms in a capture volume of 0.18 cm3.

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Published date: July 2015
Organisations: University of Southampton, Quantum, Light & Matter Group

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Local EPrints ID: 382951
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/382951
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Date deposited: 09 Nov 2015 14:40
Last modified: 28 Nov 2018 17:30

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Author: Joseph Rushton
Thesis advisor: Matthew Himsworth

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