Optical dipole traps and atomic waveguides based on Bessel light beams

J Arlt, K Dholakia, J Soneson, E M Wright

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Abstract

We theoretically investigate the use of Bessel light beams generated using axicons for creating optical dipole traps for cold atoms and atomic waveguiding. Zeroth-order Bessel beams can be used to produce highly elongated dipole traps, allowing for the study of one-dimensional trapped gases and realization of a Tonks gas of impenetrable bosons. First-order Bessel beams are shown to be able to produce tight confined atomic waveguides over centimeter distances.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063602
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001

Keywords

  • BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATE
  • NONLINEAR SCHRODINGER-EQUATION
  • ONE-DIMENSIONAL CONDENSATE
  • STATIONARY SOLUTIONS
  • IMPENETRABLE BOSONS
  • DARK SOLITONS
  • COLD ATOMS
  • GAS
  • CONFINEMENT
  • DEGENERACY

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