We measured the extinction of 7.2% for a focused beam by a single<sup>87</sup>Rb atom localized in an optical dipole trap without cavity assistance. This result opens new perspectives for an efficient atom-photon interface.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing
T. Meng Khoon, Z. Chen, S. A. Aljunid, B. Chng, G. Maslennikov, and C. Kurtsiefer, "Strong Interaction between Light and a Single Trapped Atom without a Cavity," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper QTuB6.
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