Trapping atoms on a transparent permanent-magnet atom chip

A. Shevchenko, M. Heiliö, Thomas Lindvall, A. Jaakkola, I. Tittonen, M. Kaivola, T. Pfau

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    We describe experiments on the trapping of atoms in microscopic magneto-optical traps on an optically transparent permanent-magnet atom chip. The chip is made of magnetically hard ferrite-garnet material deposited on a dielectric substrate. The confining magnetic fields are produced by miniature magnetized patterns recorded in the film by magneto-optical techniques. We trap Rb atoms on these structures by applying three crossed pairs of counterpropagating laser beams in the conventional magneto-optical trapping geometry. We demonstrate the flexibility of the concept in creation and in situ modification of the trapping geometries through several experiments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number051401
    JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2006
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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