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Optical Engineering

Experiments with laser-cooled rubidium atoms
Author(s): Antti Pietilainen; Hanne Ludvigsen; Hannu Talvitie; Erkki Ikonen
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Paper Abstract

We report on an experimental study of cold rubidium atoms in a magneto-optical trap. Fluorescent light from the cloud of trapped atoms was collected onto a CCD (charge coupled device) camera. The number density of atoms and the lifetime of the trap are deduced from the recorded CCD images. Special emphasis is given to the calibration of the COD camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(9) doi: 10.1117/12.208092
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Antti Pietilainen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Hanne Ludvigsen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Hannu Talvitie, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Erkki Ikonen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)


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