Laboratory of Cold Atoms Near Surfaces

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Lower trap in the BEC setup is working now

The lower magnetooptical trap (2D+ MOT = 2D MOT + pushing beam, which provides further cooling) which is the source of atoms for the upper magnetooptical trap (3D MOT) is now working.

Atoms in the two dimensional trap:

- view in the mirror situated beneath the lower cell enlarge
- side view enlarge