Toptica Photonics rubidium atom traps used in cold atom experiments

June 5, 2013
The MiniMOT-Rb small magneto-optical trap can capture rubidium atoms and cool them to ~300K.

The MiniMOT-Rb is a small magneto-optical trap that can capture rubidium atoms and cool them to ~300K. Magneto optical traps are used all around the world as key instruments for most cold atom experiments. An amplifier boosts the light of a diode laser to cool the atoms, and a fiber-coupled diode serves as a repumping laser.
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See the coolest place at LASER 2013, literally! Rubidium atoms are laser trapped and cooled down to temperatures of ~300 Microkelvin above absolute zero, a temperature far below any temperature found in nature. TOPTICA's new amplifier BoosTA pro amplifies the light of a DL pro to cool the atoms, and to hold them in place in the compact magneto-optical trap, MiniMOT (supplied by ColdQuanta). A fiber-coupled DL pro serves as repumping laser. Both lasers are frequency stabilized by either a compact module for saturation spectroscopy (CoSy), or a HighFinesse wavelength meter.


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