The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 163, Issue 1, pp 95–100

A permanent Zeeman slower for Sr atomic clock

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Abstract

A new type of transverse Zeeman slower composed of an array of compactdiscrete neodymium magnets is described. A simple and precisemodel of such a slower based on magnetic dipoles is developed.The design of such a slower for Sr atoms is presented.The slower needs no high currents or water cooling and the spatial distribution of itsmagnetic field can be adjusted in situ. Such a slower would be ideal fortransportable optical atomic clocks and their future applicationsin space physics.

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© EDP Sciences and Springer 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Physical LaboratoryMiddlesexUK

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