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We describe a deep far-off resonance trap for metastable argon atoms utilizing a medium finesse cavity and a high input power (30 W) to produce trap depths of up to 11 mK. The depth can be rapidly modulated allowing efficient loading of the trap, characterization of trapped atom temperature, and reduction of intensity noise. We measure the change in radius of curvature of the mirrors due to heating by the high circulating intensity and show that trapping is not adversely effected by this for all input powers.