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Title: Deterministic single-atom excitation via adiabatic passage and Rydberg blockade

Abstract

We propose to use adiabatic rapid passage with a chirped laser pulse in the strong dipole blockade regime to deterministically excite only one Rydberg atom from randomly loaded optical dipole traps or optical lattices. The chirped laser excitation is shown to be insensitive to the random number N of the atoms in the traps. Our method overcomes the problem of the {radical}(N) dependence of the collective Rabi frequency, which was the main obstacle for deterministic single-atom excitation in the ensembles with unknown N, and can be applied for single-atom loading of dipole traps and optical lattices.

Authors:
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  1. A. V. Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics SB RAS, Prospekt Lavrentieva 13, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22075493
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ATOMS; DIPOLES; EXCITATION; LASERS; PULSES; RANDOMNESS; RYDBERG STATES; TRAPS

Citation Formats

Beterov, I I, Tretyakov, D B, Entin, V M, Yakshina, E A, Ryabtsev, I I, MacCormick, C, Bergamini, S, and Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK6 7AA. Deterministic single-atom excitation via adiabatic passage and Rydberg blockade. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.023413.
Beterov, I I, Tretyakov, D B, Entin, V M, Yakshina, E A, Ryabtsev, I I, MacCormick, C, Bergamini, S, & Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK6 7AA. Deterministic single-atom excitation via adiabatic passage and Rydberg blockade. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.023413.
Beterov, I I, Tretyakov, D B, Entin, V M, Yakshina, E A, Ryabtsev, I I, MacCormick, C, Bergamini, S, and Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK6 7AA. Mon . "Deterministic single-atom excitation via adiabatic passage and Rydberg blockade". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.023413.
@article{osti_22075493,
title = {Deterministic single-atom excitation via adiabatic passage and Rydberg blockade},
author = {Beterov, I I and Tretyakov, D B and Entin, V M and Yakshina, E A and Ryabtsev, I I and MacCormick, C and Bergamini, S and Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK6 7AA},
abstractNote = {We propose to use adiabatic rapid passage with a chirped laser pulse in the strong dipole blockade regime to deterministically excite only one Rydberg atom from randomly loaded optical dipole traps or optical lattices. The chirped laser excitation is shown to be insensitive to the random number N of the atoms in the traps. Our method overcomes the problem of the {radical}(N) dependence of the collective Rabi frequency, which was the main obstacle for deterministic single-atom excitation in the ensembles with unknown N, and can be applied for single-atom loading of dipole traps and optical lattices.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.023413},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 2,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {8}
}