Trapping cold rubidium in a fiber
Author(s)Brown, David Ross, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
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In this thesis, we demonstrate the novel technique of loading cold ⁸⁷Rb into a red-detuned optical dipole trap within a hollow core photonic fiber. This confines the atoms to 6 microns in two dimensions. We initially cooled the Rubidium in a magneto-optical trap. The great confinement of the Rubidium allows for increased optical depths per atom and therefore increased interaction rates with probing light.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2007.Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-80).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology