A cesium magneto-optical trap for cold collisions studies

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A cesium magneto-optical trap operating at a large atomic density in multiple scattering regime has been investigated. The trap operates with a large Rabi frequency for trapping lasers. The atomic number, the dimension of the atomic cloud, the atomic density, and the atomic temperature have been measured as a function of trap parameters. At different trap conditions, the product of the atomic number and of the atomic density, which determines the occurrence of collisional processes, has been also examined. Our results are interpreted on the basis of laser cooling processes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grego, S; Colla, M; Fioretti, A; Müller, JH; Verkerk, P; Arimondo, E

Published Date

  • December 15, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 132 / 5-6

Start / End Page

  • 519 - 526

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-4018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0030-4018(96)00417-8

Citation Source

  • Scopus