Polarization spectrometer locked diode laser for trapping cold atoms

G. P.T. Lancaster, R. S. Conroy, M. A. Clifford, J. Arlt, K. Dholakia

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Abstract

We have modelled and used polarization spectroscopy to lock a very compact, high-performance extended cavity diode laser system to the 85Rb (F = 3 to F′ = 4) transition. The laser has a linewidth of 135 kHz. Using this system we have trapped and cooled 1.5×108 Rb atoms in a magneto-optical trap. Atoms remained continuously trapped in the MOT for several minutes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-84
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume170
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct 15

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Semiconductor lasers
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Polarization
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Linewidth
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Spectroscopy
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Lasers
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lancaster, G. P.T. ; Conroy, R. S. ; Clifford, M. A. ; Arlt, J. ; Dholakia, K. / Polarization spectrometer locked diode laser for trapping cold atoms. In: Optics Communications. 1999 ; Vol. 170, No. 1. pp. 79-84.
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In: Optics Communications, Vol. 170, No. 1, 15.10.1999, p. 79-84.

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