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Versatile cold atom source for multi-species experiments


Asaf Paris-Mandoki

Professor of Quaternary Science

Jonathan Nute

Jizhou Wu

Sonali Warriar


We present a dual-species oven and Zeeman slower setup capable of producing slow, high-flux atomic beams for loading magneto-optical traps. Our compact and versatile system is based on electronic switching between different magnetic field profiles and is applicable to a wide range of multi-species experiments. We give details of the vacuum setup, coils, and simple electronic circuitry. In addition, we demonstrate the performance of our system by optimized, sequential loading of magneto-optical traps of lithium-6 and cesium-133.


Paris-Mandoki, A., Jones, M. D., Nute, J., Wu, J., Warriar, S., & Hackermüller, L. (2014). Versatile cold atom source for multi-species experiments. Review of Scientific Instruments, 85(11), Article 113103.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 15, 2014
Online Publication Date Nov 6, 2014
Publication Date Nov 6, 2014
Deposit Date Sep 15, 2017
Publicly Available Date Nov 1, 2018
Journal Review of Scientific Instruments
Print ISSN 0034-6748
Electronic ISSN 1089-7623
Publisher AIP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 85
Issue 11
Article Number 113103
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