A neutral atom and a wire: towards mesoscopic atom optics

J Denschlag, Donatella Cassettari, A Chenet, S Schneider, J Schmiedmayer

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Abstract

A large variety of trapping and guiding potentials can be designed by bringing cold atoms close to charged or current-carrying material objects. Using a current-carrying wire we demonstrate how to build guides and traps for neutral atoms and using a charged wire we study a 1/r(2) singularity. The simplicity and versatility of the principles demonstrated in our experiments will allow for miniaturization and integration of atom optical elements into matter-wave quantum circuits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291
Number of pages291
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume69
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999

Keywords

  • BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATION
  • CURRENT-CARRYING WIRE
  • MAGNETIC-FIELD
  • CHARGED WIRE
  • BOUND-STATES
  • COLD ATOMS
  • MIRROR
  • FIBERS
  • TRAP
  • MANIPULATION

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