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Feasibility of detecting single atoms using photonic bandgap cavities

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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Abstract

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.


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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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