A Caltech Library Service

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. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.233603.

PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.

[img] PDF - Accepted Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


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 10³-10⁵ atoms.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription Paper
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).
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Army Research Office (ARO)UNSPECIFIED
Advanced Research and Development ActivityUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:particle traps; quantum optics; Raman spectra; optical resonators; laser cooling
Issue or Number:23
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:BOCprl04
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:2908
Deposited By: Archive Administrator
Deposited On:05 May 2006
Last Modified:08 Nov 2021 19:51

Repository Staff Only: item control page