The goal of this project is to laser cool calcium to Bose Einstein condensation, utilising the narrow transition in atomic calcium to circumvent evaporative cooling losses.


Publications

  • U. Dammalapati, I. Norris, C. Burrows, E. Riis, Laser spectroscopy of the 4s4p 3P2-4s3d 1D2 transition on magnetically trapped calcium atoms, Phys. Rev. A 83, 062513 (2011).
  • U. Dammalapati, I. Norris, C. Burrows, A.S. Arnold, E. Riis, Spectroscopy and isotope shifts of the 4s3d 1D2-4s5p 1P1 repumping transition in magneto-optically trapped calcium atoms, Phys. Rev. A 81, 023424 (2010).
  • U. Dammalapati, I. Norris, L. Maguire, M. Borkowski, E. Riis, A compact magneto-optical trap apparatus for calcium, Meas. Sci. Tech. 20, 095303 (2009).
  • U. Dammalapati, I. Norris, E. Riis, Saturated absorption spectroscopy of calcium in a hollow-cathode lamp, J. Phys. B 42, 165001 (2009).
  • C.S. Adams, S.G. Cox, E. Riis, A.S. Arnold, Laser cooling of calcium in a ‘golden ratio’ quasi-electrostatic lattice, J. Phys. B 36, 1933 (2003).