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  • Alternative techniques for the production and manipulation of ultracold atoms 

    Bruce, Graham D. (University of St Andrews, 2012-06-20) - Thesis
    This Thesis contains details of the construction and characterisation of a compact apparatus for the cooling of ultracold atoms to quantum degeneracy, and their manipulation in flexible holographic optical traps. We have ...
  • A compact system for ultracold atoms 

    Torralbo Campo, Lara (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis describes the design, construction and optimisation of two compact setups to produce ⁸⁷Rb Bose-Einstein condensates and dual ⁷Li-⁸⁷Rb Magneto-Optical Traps (MOTs). The motivation for compact systems is to have ...
  • Sub-Doppler laser cooling of 40K with Raman gray molasses on the D2 line 

    Bruce, Graham David; Haller, Elmar; Peaudecerf, Bruno; Cotta, Dylan A; Andia, Manuel; Wu, Saijun; Johnson, Matthew Y H; Lovett, Brendon William; Kuhr, Stefan (2017-04-12) - Journal article
    Gray molasses is a powerful tool for sub-Doppler laser cooling of atoms to low temperatures. For alkaline atoms, this technique is commonly implemented with cooling lasers which are blue-detuned from either the D1 or D2 ...