Optical method using rotating Glan-Thompson polarizers to independently vary the power of the excitation and repumping lasers in laser cooling experiments

J.G. Aguirre-Goméz, I. E. Olivares, J. A. Cuadra, F. A. Aguilar and F. J. Duarte
JOURNAL OF MODERN OPTICS 56, 16 (2009)

ABSTRACT

A simple optical technique consisting in the rotation of Glan–Thompson polarizers is applied to independently vary and control the power of the cooling laser and the repumping laser in laser cooling experiments of 85Rb. For our experimental conditions, which include initial laser powers of approximately 48 mW (for each laser), it was observed that the atom cloud was still visible after reducing the power of the cooling laser to

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/DOI: 10.1080/09500340903318562



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