cold atom source cell

ColdQuanta’s cold atom source cell is a compact vacuum component that enables the production of high-flux beams of laser-cooled atoms using a 2D(+) MOT. MOT. The unit is easily integrated into the end user’s vacuum system through a standard CD interface, and is bakeable to 225◦C. Differential pumping of the system is maintained by an aperture in a silico plate that isolates the user’s vacuum system from the higher pressures required for 2D MOT operation. The CASC is based on a well-tested design used in in ColdQuanta’s RuBECi and doubleMOT two-chamber ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) systems. Fluxes greater than 10◦atoms-per-second can be achieved with rubidium or Cesium.

Product Features

  • Dual alkali metal sources

  • 2D+ MOT capable

  • Pinhole for differential pressures

  • Assembled without epoxies or frits

  • DN16 CF Flange


  • Rubidium

  • Cesium