Group Seminar at MPQ and via Zoom: Pyramid MOT: A Compact High Flux Cold Atom Source

May 17, 2022

Lex Joosten, University of Oxford
Group Seminar in MPQ lecture hall & via video conference (Zoom)
Tuesday, May 17, 10:15 am (MEZ)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the group seminar will be a hybrid event, allowing participants to attend the seminar virtually and in-person. This procedure enables us to continue our research, enhance discussions and exchange important information.


The discovery of Magneto Optical Trapping has had a profound impact on experimental physics, and is one of the key discoveries driving the current second quantum revolution. In this talk I will discuss the implementation of a Pyramid MOT as a cold atom loading device for a cavity QED/Quantum computing experiment, and the building of an efficient and accurate model for the characterization of MOTs in bespoke geometries. Finally, I will discuss the results of the model and next steps for the experiment.

If you would like to join our group seminar via Zoom, please contact us for more information.

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