Custom Objectives Installed

For over a year now we (mostly Dan) have been designing, constructing, and testing a matched pair of objectives for projecting dipole trapping beams and imaging the atoms in the glass cell part of the vacuum chamber.¬† The cell windows have a nanopatterned anti-reflection coating that we really¬†want to keep clean, so today the team donned bunny suits to reduce dust during the brief time during the installation that the cell windows won’t be fully covered/enclosed. Assuming we get as close to the 1.5 micron resolution limit as we did during bench testing, we’ll be in great shape for upcoming experiments.