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Quantum structure and dynamics for atom galleries

Vernooy, D. W. and Kimble, H. J. (1997) Quantum structure and dynamics for atom galleries. Physical Review A, 55 (2). pp. 1239-1261. ISSN 1050-2947. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.55.1239.

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The bound state structure and dynamics for an atom trap formed from the whispering gallery modes (WGMs) of a dielectric microsphere are investigated. The coupling of the quantized internal and external atomic degrees of freedom plays a fundamental role in the quantum dynamics of this atom gallery. The radiative processes for a cold atom near a microsphere are modified due to the special symmetry of the atom gallery, the WGM mode structure, and the finite extent of the center-of-mass (c.m.) wave packet. Finally, interesting implications of the quantized c.m. for atomic matter waves and cavity QED with a quantum field are mentioned.

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Additional Information:©1997 The American Physical Society Received 8 August 1996 We express our gratitude to S. M. Tan for many of the codes used to implement the Lanczos algorithm and the invaluable aid concerning the use of MATLAB in the calculations. We also acknowledge many extremely helpful discussions with S. M. Tan and H. Mabuchi about atom galleries. The research was funded by the Office of Naval Research and by the National Science Foundation. D.W.V. acknowledges financial support from NSERC.
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