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Title: Coherent manipulation of atoms by copropagating laser beams

Abstract

Optical dipole traps and fractional Talbot optical lattices based on the interference between multiple copropagating laser beams are proposed. The variation of relative amplitudes and phases of the interfering light beams of these traps makes it possible to manipulate the spatial position of trapped atoms. Examples of spatial translation and splitting of atoms between a set of the interference traps are considered. The prospect of constructing all-light atom chips based on the proposed technique is presented.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0LW (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20786941
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.033404; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; AMPLITUDES; ATOMS; DIPOLES; INTERFERENCE; LASER RADIATION; PHOTON-ATOM COLLISIONS; RADIATION PRESSURE; TRAPPING; TRAPS; VARIATIONS

Citation Formats

Ovchinnikov, Yuri B. Coherent manipulation of atoms by copropagating laser beams. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Ovchinnikov, Yuri B. Coherent manipulation of atoms by copropagating laser beams. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Ovchinnikov, Yuri B. Wed . "Coherent manipulation of atoms by copropagating laser beams". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
@article{osti_20786941,
title = {Coherent manipulation of atoms by copropagating laser beams},
author = {Ovchinnikov, Yuri B.},
abstractNote = {Optical dipole traps and fractional Talbot optical lattices based on the interference between multiple copropagating laser beams are proposed. The variation of relative amplitudes and phases of the interfering light beams of these traps makes it possible to manipulate the spatial position of trapped atoms. Examples of spatial translation and splitting of atoms between a set of the interference traps are considered. The prospect of constructing all-light atom chips based on the proposed technique is presented.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 3,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}