Semiclasical model of magneto-optical trap depth
Institute of Physics, Pomeranian University, ul. Arciszewskiego 22 B, 76-200 Słupsk, Poland
2 Institut für Experimentalphysic, Technische Uniwersität Graz, Petersgasse 16, 8010 Graz, Austria
We report the results of trap depth calculations based on the semiclassical theory of interaction of light field with atom in magneto-optical trap (MOT). In our model of magneto-optical trap we take into account Zeeman shift of ground and excited states in local magnetic field and only Doppler cooling force are considered. The calculated trap depth has been compared with value of trap depth estimated from experimental results for 7Li.
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