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Characterization of high-finesse mirrors: Loss, phase shifts, and mode structure in an optical cavity

Hood, Christina J. and Kimble, H. J. and Ye, Jun (2001) Characterization of high-finesse mirrors: Loss, phase shifts, and mode structure in an optical cavity. Physical Review A, 64 (3). Art. No. 033804. ISSN 1050-2947. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:HOOpra01

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Abstract

An extensive characterization of high-finesse optical cavities used in cavity QED experiments is described. Different techniques in the measurement of the loss and phase shifts associated with the mirror coatings are discussed and their agreement shown. Issues of cavity-field mode structure supported by the dielectric coatings are related to our effort to achieve the strongest possible coupling between an atom and the cavity.


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Additional Information:©2001 The American Physical Society. Received 27 January 2001; published 13 August 2001. First and foremost, we thank Research Electro-Optics, Inc. for providing the best quality mirrors and coatings, which have made our work possible. In particular, the critical and ongoing contributions of R. Lalezari and J. Sandburg to our reserach program in cavity QED are gratefully acknowledged. Our Caltech colleagues David Vernooy and Theresa Lynn made important contributions to the work presented here. This work was funded by the National Science Foundation, by the Caltech MURI on Quantum Networks administered by the U.S. Army Research Office, by DARPA through the QUIC (Quantum Information and Computing) program, by the Office of Naval Research, and by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology.
Subject Keywords:SINGLE ATOMS; PHOTONS; LASER
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:12 May 2006
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