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Trapped Atoms in One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals

Hung, C.-L. and Meenehan, S. M. and Chang, D. E. and Painter, O. and Kimble, H. J. (2013) Trapped Atoms in One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals. New Journal of Physics, 15 (8). Art. No. 083026. ISSN 1367-2630. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/15/8/083026.

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We describe one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystals that support a guided mode suitable for atom trapping within a unit cell, as well as a second probe mode with strong atom–photon interactions. A new hybrid trap is analyzed that combines optical and Casimir–Polder forces to form stable traps for neutral atoms in dielectric nanostructures. By suitable design of the band structure, the atomic spontaneous emission rate into the probe mode can exceed the rate into all other modes by more than tenfold. The unprecedented single-atom reflectivity r_0 ≳ 0.9 for the guided probe field should enable diverse investigations of photon-mediated interactions for 1D atom chains and cavity quantum electrodynamics.

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Hung, C.-L.0000-0002-6879-3639
Painter, O.0000-0002-1581-9209
Additional Information:© 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Received 26 April 2013; Published 9 August 2013. We gratefully acknowledge D J Alton, K S Choi, D Ding and A Goban. Funding is provided by the IQIM, an NSF Physics Frontier Center with support of the Moore Foundation, by the AFOSR QuMPASS MURI, by the DoD NSSEFF program (HJK) and by NSF grant no. PHY0652914 (HJK). DEC acknowledges funding from Fundacio Privada Cellex Barcelona.
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NSF Physics Frontier CenterUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)UNSPECIFIED
National Security Science and Engineering Faculty FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Fundacio Privada Cellex BarcelonaUNSPECIFIED
Issue or Number:8
Classification Code:PACS: 42.70.Qs; 42.50.Pq; 32.80.Qk; 37.10.De
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Official Citation:Trapped atoms in one-dimensional photonic crystals C-L Hung et al 2013 New J. Phys. 15 083026
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