We demonstrate a technique for transferring 226Ra atoms from a three-dimensional magneto-optical trap (MOT) into a standing wave optical dipole trap (ODT) in an adjacent chamber. The resulting small trapping volume (120 μm in diameter) allows for high control of the electric and magnetic fields applied to the atoms. The atoms are first transferred to a traveling-wave optical dipole trap, which is then translated 46 cm to a science chamber. The atoms are subsequently transferred into an orthogonal standing-wave ODT by application of a one-dimensional MOT along the traveling-wave axis. For each stage, transfer efficiencies exceeding 60% are demonstrated.
|Journal||Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 28 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics