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Title: Trapping of neutral rubidium with a macroscopic three-phase electric trap
Authors: Rieger, T.
Windpassinger, P.
Rangwala, S.A.
Rempe, G.
Pinkse, P.W.H.
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review Letters, 2007, Vol.99, p063001-1
Abstract: We trap neutral ground-state rubidium atoms in a macroscopic trap based on purely electric fields. For this, three electrostatic field configurations are alternated in a periodic manner. The rubidium is precooled in a magneto-optical trap, transferred into a magnetic trap, and then translated into the electric trap. The electric trap consists of six rod-shaped electrodes in cubic arrangement, giving ample optical access. Up to 105atoms have been trapped with an initial temperature of around 20 microkelvin in the three-phase electric trap. The observations are in good agreement with detailed numerical simulations.
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ISSN: 0031-9007
1079-7114 (Onnline)
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Copyright: 2007 American Physical Society
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