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Single atoms in optical traps and high-Q cavities

Kimble, H. J. and Hu, Z. and Turchette, Q. and Mabuchi, H. and Thompson, R. J. (1995) Single atoms in optical traps and high-Q cavities. In: Advanced Optical Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection. Proceedings of SPIE. No.2385. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 2-3. ISBN 0-8194-1732-7.

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A variety of experiments are underway in the Quantum Optics Group at Caltech which investigate the quantum nature of atom-field interactions at the level of individual atoms and quanta. A recent technical advance in support of this research is the observation of cooling and trapping of single neutral cesium atoms in magneto-optical trap. Discrete steps are recorded in the fluorescence signal from the trap and are associated with the arrival and departure of individual trapped atoms. Such a spatially localized sample of a single atom with small kinetic energy is an enabling advance for diverse studies in quantum optics, including the possibility of spectroscopy with squeezed and other forms of nonclassical light and cavity quantum electrodynamics with strong coupling of an atom to the field of an optical cavity.

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Additional Information:© 1995 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, by the Office of Naval Research, and by the Army Research Office.
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Official Citation:Harry J. Kimble, Zhilin Hu, Q. A. Turchette, "Single atoms in optical traps and high-Q cavities", Proc. SPIE 2385, Advanced Optical Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection, (7 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206440;
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