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Title: Inserting Two Atoms into a Single Optical Micropotential

Abstract

We recently demonstrated that strings of trapped atoms inside a standing wave optical dipole trap can be rearranged using optical tweezers [Y. Miroshnychenko et al., Nature 442, 151 (2006)]. This technique allows us to actively set the interatomic separations on the scale of the individual trapping potential wells. Here, we use such a distance-control operation to insert two atoms into the same potential well. The detected success rate of this manipulation is 16{sub -3}{sup +4}%, in agreement with the predictions of a theoretical model based on our experimental parameters.

Authors:
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  1. Institut fuer Angewandte Physik, Universitaet Bonn, Wegelerstrasse 8, D-53115 Bonn (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20861478
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 24; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.243003; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ATOMS; DIPOLES; POTENTIALS; STANDING WAVES; TRAPPING

Citation Formats

Miroshnychenko, Y., Alt, W., Dotsenko, I., Foerster, L., Khudaverdyan, M., Meschede, D., Reick, S., and Rauschenbeutel, A.. Inserting Two Atoms into a Single Optical Micropotential. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.243003.
Miroshnychenko, Y., Alt, W., Dotsenko, I., Foerster, L., Khudaverdyan, M., Meschede, D., Reick, S., & Rauschenbeutel, A.. Inserting Two Atoms into a Single Optical Micropotential. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.243003.
Miroshnychenko, Y., Alt, W., Dotsenko, I., Foerster, L., Khudaverdyan, M., Meschede, D., Reick, S., and Rauschenbeutel, A.. Fri . "Inserting Two Atoms into a Single Optical Micropotential". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.243003.
@article{osti_20861478,
title = {Inserting Two Atoms into a Single Optical Micropotential},
author = {Miroshnychenko, Y. and Alt, W. and Dotsenko, I. and Foerster, L. and Khudaverdyan, M. and Meschede, D. and Reick, S. and Rauschenbeutel, A.},
abstractNote = {We recently demonstrated that strings of trapped atoms inside a standing wave optical dipole trap can be rearranged using optical tweezers [Y. Miroshnychenko et al., Nature 442, 151 (2006)]. This technique allows us to actively set the interatomic separations on the scale of the individual trapping potential wells. Here, we use such a distance-control operation to insert two atoms into the same potential well. The detected success rate of this manipulation is 16{sub -3}{sup +4}%, in agreement with the predictions of a theoretical model based on our experimental parameters.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.243003},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 24,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}