McKeever, J. and Buck, J. R. and Boozer, A. D. and Kuzmich, A. and Nägerl, H.-C. and Stamper-Kurn, D. M. and Kimble, H. J. (2003) State-insensitive cooling and trapping of single atoms in an optical cavity. Physical Review Letters, 90 (13). Art. No. 133602. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MCKprl03
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Single cesium atoms are cooled and trapped inside a small optical cavity by way of a novel far-off-resonance dipole-force trap, with observed lifetimes of 2-3 s. Trapped atoms are observed continuously via transmission of a strongly coupled probe beam, with individual events lasting similar or equal to1 s. The loss of successive atoms from the trap N greater than or equal to 3 → 2 → 1 → 0 is thereby monitored in real time. Trapping, cooling, and interactions with strong coupling are enabled by the trap potential, for which the center-of-mass motion is only weakly dependent on the atom's internal state.
|Additional Information:||© 2003 The American Physical Society. Received 4 November 2002; published 3 April 2003. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of K. Birnbaum, A. Boca, T.W. Lynn, S. J. van Enk, D.W. Vernooy, and J. Ye. This work was supported by the Caltech MURI Center for Quantum Networks under ARO Grant No. DAAD19-00-1-0374, by the National Science Foundation, and by the Office of Naval Research.|
|Subject Keywords:||caesium; particle traps; cavity resonators; quantum electrodynamics; quantum computing; quantum communication; Stark effect|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||19 Jul 2006|
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