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Title: A novel magneto-optical trap for integrated atom chips
Author: Rushton, Joseph
ISNI:       0000 0004 5370 6840
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis describes the design and construction of a new magneto optical trap that is suitable for use in integrated atom chips and other vacuum systems in which optical access is limited to a single window. The trap design relies on the switching of optical and magnetic fields and can operate at frequencies at least within the region of 1 kHz to 60 kHz. The design does not need patterned surfaces in order to generate the necessary beam geometry, requiring only the use of a single, standard mirror. Early temperature measurements have indicated that the trap may be capable of sub-Doppler cooling, and that it is able to capture on the order of 1:7 � 106 atoms in a capture volume of 0:18 cm3.
Supervisor: Himsworth, Matthew Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QC Physics