We present an experimental study of the dynamics of a magneto–optical trap (MOT) loaded from an alkali dispenser current controlled source. In our experimental vacuum conditions and for a low trapping force MOT the trap loading process critically depends on the dispensers working regime. This allows to completely characterize the dispensers–MOT system and to determine the best loading conditions.
1 Oct 2005
Volume: 36 Issue: 1 Pages: 101-104
The European Physical Journal D-Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics