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Magneto Optical Trap Background Reading

The following links and files are relevant to using and teaching with a MOT

Background reading for our lab:

  • Laser Cooling and Trapping
  • Laser Cooling and Trapping Advanced Teaching Laboratories

Other MOT experiments suitable for teaching:

  • A simple laser cooling apparatus
  • Measurement of sub-natural linewidth AC Stark shifts in cold atoms

Folks who already teach with the MOT:

Historical MOT papers:

  • Very cold atoms in a vapor cell