Investigation of different magnetic field configurations using an electrical, modular Zeeman slower

Ben Ohayon, Guy Ron

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Abstract

We present a method of constructing an automatically reconfigurable, modular, electronic Zeeman slower, which is remotely controlled. This setup is used to investigate the ability of different magnetic field profiles to slow thermal atoms to the capture velocity of a magneto-optical-trap. We show that a simple numerical optimization process yields better results than the commonly used approach for deciding on the appropriate field and comes close to the optimum field, found by utilizing a fast feedback loop which uses a genetic algorithm. Our new numerical method is easily adaptable to a variety of existing slower designs and may be beneficial where feedback is unavailable.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number103110
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume86
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2015

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