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Laser cooling with a single laser beam and a planar diffractor

Vangeleyn, Matthieu and Griffin, Paul F. and Riis, Erling and Arnold, Aidan S. (2010) Laser cooling with a single laser beam and a planar diffractor. Optics Letters, 35 (20). pp. 3453-3455. ISSN 0146-9592

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Abstract

A planar triplet of diffraction gratings is used to transform a single laser beam into a four-beam tetrahedral magneto-optical trap. This "flat" pyramid diffractor geometry is ideal for future microfabrication. We demonstrate the technique by trapping and subsequently sub-Doppler cooling Rb-87 atoms to 30 mu K.