Lev, Benjamin and Srinivasan, Kartik and Barclay, Paul and Painter, Oskar and Mabuchi, Hideo (2004) Feasibility of detecting single atoms using photonic bandgap cavities. Nanotechnology, 15 (10). S556-S561. ISSN 0957-4484 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LEVnanotech04
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We propose an atom–cavity chip that combines laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms with magnetic microtraps and waveguides to deliver a cold atom to the mode of a fibre taper coupled photonic bandgap (PBG) cavity. The feasibility of this device for detecting single atoms is analysed using both a semiclassical treatment and an unconditional master equation approach. Single-atom detection seems achievable in an initial experiment involving the non-deterministic delivery of weakly trapped atoms into the mode of the PBG cavity.
|Additional Information:||© 2004 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 23 February 2004, Published 23 July 2004, Print publication: Issue 10 (October 2004). This work was supported by the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative programme under Grant No DAAD19-00-1-0374 and the Charles Lee Powell Foundation. KS thanks the Hertz Foundation for financial support.|
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