Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics)
We have investigated the behavior of an optical dipole force trap realized using a mode-locked Nd:YAG laser and have compared performance to a continuous-wave (cw) trap built using the same laser but running in a cw mode. The traps are used to confine ultracold 85Rb atoms which are loaded from a magneto-optical trap (MOT). In most respects, the two traps behave similarly over a wide range of laser parameters provided that the average potential well depth is the same; however, there is a notable difference in the dipole trap loading efficiency dependence on the detuning of the MOT trap laser frequency during the loading stage.
Original Publication Citation
Shiddiq, M., Ahmed, E.M., Havey, M.D., & Sukenik, C.I. (2008). Investigation of loading of pulsed and continuous-wave optical dipole force traps. Physical Review A, 77(4), 045401. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.77.045401
Shiddiq, M.; Ahmed, E. M.; Havey, M. D.; and Sukenik, C. I., "Investigation of Loading of Pulsed and Continuous-Wave Optical Dipole Force Traps" (2008). Physics Faculty Publications. 4.