Cold atoms, CO2 dipole traps and Light Shift Engineering
Paul Griffin

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We have shown enhanced, site-specific loading of optical lattices.
Preprint physics/0504113

My research is in loading ultra-cold Rb into optical lattices.
We cool 85Rb in a standard retro-MOT and optical molasses to a final temperature of 20 ľK. The atoms are then loaded into a deep (up to 2 mK) optical lattice formed by counter-propagating CO2 lasers.

Details of the experiments can be found from the links below.

Light Shift engineering and Enhanced Loading of Optical Dipole Traps.

Regular Loading of Optical Dipole Traps.

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