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Observation of the Vacuum Rabi Spectrum for One Trapped Atom

Boca, A. and Miller, R. and Birnbaum, K. M. and Boozer, A. D. and McKeever, J. and Kimble, H. J. (2004) Observation of the Vacuum Rabi Spectrum for One Trapped Atom. Physical Review Letters, 93 (23). Art. No. 233603. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BOCprl04

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Abstract

The transmission spectrum for one atom strongly coupled to the field of a high finesse optical resonator is observed to exhibit a clearly resolved vacuum Rabi splitting characteristic of the normal modes in the eigenvalue spectrum of the atom-cavity system. A new Raman scheme for cooling atomic motion along the cavity axis enables a complete spectrum to be recorded for an individual atom trapped within the cavity mode, in contrast to all previous measurements in cavity QED that have required averaging over 10^3-10^5 atoms.


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Additional Information:©2004 The American Physical Society (Received 19 October 2004; published 3 December 2004) We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of T. Northup. This research is supported by the Caltech MURI Center for Quantum Networks, by the National Science Foundation, and by the Advanced Research and Development Activity (ARDA).
Subject Keywords:particle traps; quantum optics; Raman spectra; optical resonators; laser cooling
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.233603
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