Trapping metastable chromium atoms in a crossed optical dipole trap
Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, UMR 7538 du CNRS,
Université Paris-Nord, 99 avenue Jean-Baptiste Clément,
93430 Villetaneuse, France
Corresponding author: email@example.com
We report the fast accumulation of up to 1 million 52Cr metastable atoms in a mixed trap formed by the superposition of a quadrupolar magnetic trap and a strongly confining optical trap. The cloud is at a temperature of 100 μK with a peak density of 1018 atoms/m3, which is a promising starting point to reach quantum degeneracy by forced evaporation in an optical trap.
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