Characterization of a magnetic trap by polarization dependent Zeeman spectroscopy

Carsten Vandel Nielsen, Jens Kristian Lyngsøe, Anders Thorseth, M. Galouzis, K.T. Therkildsen, E. D. van Ooijen, J. W. Thomsen

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This paper demonstrates a detailed experimental study of our cloverleaf magnetic trap for sodium atoms. By using polarization dependent Zeeman spectroscopy of our atomic beam, passing the magnetic trap region, we have determined important trap parameters such as gradients, their curvatures and corresponding trap frequencies. Experimental findings are compared to theoretical calculations as well as complementary methods of characterizing the trap.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)111-119
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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