# Simultaneous magneto-optical trapping of two lithium isotopes

@article{Mewes1999SimultaneousMT,
title={Simultaneous magneto-optical trapping of two lithium isotopes},
author={M.-O. Mewes and G. Ferrari and Florian Schreck and Alice Sinatra and Christophe Salomon},
journal={Physical Review A},
year={1999},
volume={61},
pages={011403}
}
• Published 6 September 1999
• Physics
• Physical Review A
We confine $4\ifmmode\times\else\texttimes\fi{}{10}^{8}$ fermionic ${}^{6}\mathrm{Li}$ atoms simultaneously with $9\ifmmode\times\else\texttimes\fi{}{10}^{9}$ bosonic ${}^{7}\mathrm{Li}$ atoms in a magneto-optical trap based on an all-semiconductor laser system. We optimize the two-isotope sample for sympathetic evaporative cooling. This is an essential step towards the production of a quantum-degenerate gas of fermionic lithium atoms.

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