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Atomic Physics Seminars

ics Atomic Research Seminar & GPSA Talk
Monday, April 21, 2014
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Oat Arpornthip [Host: Cass Sackett]
University of Virginia
"A compact vapor cell for cold atom applications"
 Slideshow (PDF)
Atom traps promise great improvements on a wide range of technologies: Atom interferometry, gravimetry, magnetometry, navigation. Despite orders of magnitude in improvements promised, atom technology has seen limited commercial adoption due to voluminous instrumentation size. We have designed a new type of trap which reduces the apparatus volume by a factor of ten with satisfactory performance. Our design choices and component research will be discussed. We aim to develop a self-contained Rb vapor cell capable of sustaining a magneto-optical trap at a decent background pressure over a long period of time.

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