Beam Splitter for Guided Atoms

Donatella Cassettari, B Hessmo, R Folman, T Maier, J Schmiedmayer

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Abstract

We have designed and experimentally studied a simple beam splitter for guided atoms realized with a current carrying Y-shaped wire nanofabricated on a surface (atom chip). Such a Y-configuration beam splitter has many advantages compared to conventional designs based on tunneling, especially that it will enable robust beam splitting. This and other similar designs can be integrated into more sophisticated surface-mounted atom optical devices at the mesoscopic scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5483-5487
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume85
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2000

Keywords

  • GUIDING NEUTRAL ATOMS
  • HOLLOW OPTICAL-FIBERS
  • Y-BRANCH SWITCH
  • STANDING-WAVE
  • COLD ATOMS
  • WIRE TRAP
  • MIRRORS
  • CHIPS

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