Collimated dual species oven source and its characterisation via spatially resolved fluorescence spectroscopy

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  • N Cooper
  • E Da Ros
  • J Nute
  • D Baldolini
  • P Jouve
  • L Hackermüller
  • M Langer
We describe the design, construction and characterisation of a collimated, dual-species oven source for generating intense beams of lithium and caesium in UHV environments. Our design produces full beam overlap for the two species. Using an aligned microtube array the FWHM of the output beam is restricted to ~75 milliradians, with an estimated axial brightness of 3.6×1014 atoms s-1 sr-1 for Li and 7.4×1015 atoms s-1 sr-1for Cs. We measure the properties of the output beam using a spatially-resolved fluorescence technique, which allows for the extraction of additional information not accessible without spatial resolution.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105602
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number10
Early online date19 Feb 2018
StatePublished - 14 Mar 2018

    Research areas

  • collimated dual species oven source, molecular beams, atomic beams, matterwave interferometry, fluorescence, collimation, vacuum systems

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