Method for obtaining high phase space density in a surface-mounted atom trap

Andrej Shevchenko (Corresponding Author), A. Jaakkola, Thomas Lindvall, I. Tittonen, M. Kaivola

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We describe a method for obtaining a high phase space density of alkali atoms in a surface-mounted microscopic atom trap created above a transparent conductor or permanent magnet on a substrate prism. We show that the peak value of the phase space density can locally reach the level of ∼ 10-2 when the microtrap is loaded with atoms from a gravito-optical surface trap. Initial spin polarization of the atoms is not required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-370
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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