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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 648–651

Integrated atom-optical circuit with continuous-wave operation

Dominik Schneble, Masahiro Hasuo, Thomas Anker, Tilman Pfau, and Jürgen Mlynek  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 648-651 (2003)

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We have produced an elementary, continuously operating integrated circuit for atoms. The circuit, which is realized by purely optical means, combines an atom source, a switchable channel guide, and a local atom detector within the geometry of a planar atomic waveguide at submicrometer distance from a metallic surface.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces

Dominik Schneble, Masahiro Hasuo, Thomas Anker, Tilman Pfau, and Jürgen Mlynek, "Integrated atom-optical circuit with continuous-wave operation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 648-651 (2003)

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  26. When it is applied globally, one can also use this principle to determine the fraction of atoms in the surface waveguide; cf. Refs. 22 and 23.
  27. Inelastic collisions between atoms in the WG (Ref. 23) for densities of >109 cm−3 did not contribute significantly.

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