Guided transport of ultracold gases of rubidium up to a room-temperature dielectric surface

@article{Marchant2011GuidedTO,
  title={Guided transport of ultracold gases of rubidium up to a room-temperature dielectric surface},
  author={Anna L. Marchant and Sylvi Haendel and Timothy Wiles and Stephen A. Hopkins and Simon L. Cornish},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={125003}
}
We report on the guided transport of an atomic sample along an optical waveguide up to a room-temperature dielectric surface. The technique exploits a simple hybrid trap consisting of a single beam dipole trap positioned ∼125 μm below the field zero of a magnetic quadrupole potential. Transportation is realized by applying a moderate bias field (<12 G) to displace the magnetic field zero of the quadrupole potential along the axis of the dipole trap. We use the technique to demonstrate that… 

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