Abstract

We present an inexpensive, reusable method of introducing optical fibers into ultrahigh vacuum systems. A Teflon ferrule with a center-drilled hole slightly larger than the fiber diameter replaces the metal ferrules of a standard Swagelok connector. The Swagelok connector when tightened compresses the Teflon to form a vacuum seal for pressures of ≤2 × 10-10 Torr.

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  1. M. J. Renn, D. Montgomery, O. Vdovin, D. Z. Anderson, C. E. Wieman, E. A. Cornell, “Laser-guided atoms in hollow-core optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3253–3256 (1995).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. Swagelok and Teflon are trade names that are used here for identification purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by the authors or their institutions.

1995 (1)

M. J. Renn, D. Montgomery, O. Vdovin, D. Z. Anderson, C. E. Wieman, E. A. Cornell, “Laser-guided atoms in hollow-core optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3253–3256 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Anderson, D. Z.

M. J. Renn, D. Montgomery, O. Vdovin, D. Z. Anderson, C. E. Wieman, E. A. Cornell, “Laser-guided atoms in hollow-core optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3253–3256 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cornell, E. A.

M. J. Renn, D. Montgomery, O. Vdovin, D. Z. Anderson, C. E. Wieman, E. A. Cornell, “Laser-guided atoms in hollow-core optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3253–3256 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Montgomery, D.

M. J. Renn, D. Montgomery, O. Vdovin, D. Z. Anderson, C. E. Wieman, E. A. Cornell, “Laser-guided atoms in hollow-core optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3253–3256 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Renn, M. J.

M. J. Renn, D. Montgomery, O. Vdovin, D. Z. Anderson, C. E. Wieman, E. A. Cornell, “Laser-guided atoms in hollow-core optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3253–3256 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vdovin, O.

M. J. Renn, D. Montgomery, O. Vdovin, D. Z. Anderson, C. E. Wieman, E. A. Cornell, “Laser-guided atoms in hollow-core optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3253–3256 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wieman, C. E.

M. J. Renn, D. Montgomery, O. Vdovin, D. Z. Anderson, C. E. Wieman, E. A. Cornell, “Laser-guided atoms in hollow-core optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3253–3256 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

M. J. Renn, D. Montgomery, O. Vdovin, D. Z. Anderson, C. E. Wieman, E. A. Cornell, “Laser-guided atoms in hollow-core optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3253–3256 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Swagelok and Teflon are trade names that are used here for identification purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by the authors or their institutions.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of the Teflon ferrule for the fiber feedthrough. The outer dimensions, labeled in inches, are designed to mimic the ferrules used in stock 0.125-in. (0.32-cm) Swagelok fittings.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Assembly diagram for the Teflon fiber feedthrough.

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