Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 42, Number 3, June 2008
|Page(s)||269 - 273|
|Section||Laser, Optics, Optoelectronics and Nanophotonics|
|Published online||04 June 2008|
A set-up for flexible geometry optical lattices
Umeå University, Department of Physics, 90187 Umeå, Sweden
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 16 January 2008
Accepted: 7 February 2008
Published online: 4 June 2008
We have developed an alignment tool for optical lattices with arbitrary beam angles, allowing for optical potentials with a range of geometries and topographies. A calibration procedure has been introduced, giving a precision of 10 mrad in the chosen beam angle, and a high degree of flexibility. The tool has been tested in simplified experiments on the confinement and expansion of cold atoms in one-dimensional and two-dimensional optical lattices, and has proved to work well.
PACS: 32.80.Pj – Optical cooling of atoms; trapping / 42.15.Eq – Optical system design
© EDP Sciences, 2008
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