Guiding Neutral Atoms with a Wire

J Denschlag, Donatella Cassettari, J Schmiedmayer

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Abstract

We demonstrate guiding of cold neutral atoms along a current carrying wire. Atoms either move in Kepler-like orbits around the wire or are guided in a potential tube on the side of the wire which is created by applying an additional homogeneous bias field. These atom guides are very versatile and promising for applications in atom optics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2014-2017
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume82, 2014
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 1999

Keywords

  • HOLLOW OPTICAL FIBERS
  • CURRENT-CARRYING WIRE
  • MAGNETIC-FIELD
  • ARBITRARY SPIN
  • PARTICLE
  • BINDING
  • STATES

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