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Trapping of Single Atoms in Cavity QED

Ye, J. and Vernooy, D. W. and Kimble, H. J. (1999) Trapping of Single Atoms in Cavity QED. Physical Review Letters, 83 (24). pp. 4987-4990. ISSN 0031-9007.

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By integrating the techniques of laser cooling and trapping with those of cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED), single cesium atoms have been trapped within the mode of a small, high finesse optical cavity in a regime of strong coupling. The observed lifetime for individual atoms trapped within the cavity mode is τ≈28 ms, and is limited by fluctuations of light forces arising from the far-detuned intracavity field. This initial realization of trapped atoms in cavity QED should enable diverse protocols in quantum information science.

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Additional Information:©1999 The American Physical Society Received 2 August 1999 We enthusiastically acknowledge the contributions of C. J. Hood, T. W. Lynn, and H. Mabuchi. This work was funded by the NSF, by DARPA via the QUIC (Quantum Information and Computing) program administered by ARO, by the ONR, and by HP Research Labs.
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