Optical setup for laser stabilisation of 556 nm laser cooling transition of Yb
Science chamber viewport
Foreground: 399 nm “Zeeman Slowing” laser setup. Background: Science chamber and optical setup for creation of CsYb molecules
Waveplates and mirrors for retroreflecting the Yb and Cs MOT beams
Yb MOT inside Science chamber. Around 2 x 108 Yb atoms at 200 uK
Science chamber illuminated by 556 nm light used for creation of Yb MOT. Inside the chamber Cs and Yb atoms are slowed, trapped and cooled before being associated into ultracold CsYb molecules.
Time lapse video showing the construction of the CsYb experiment