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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 948–955

Experimental generation and dynamical reconfiguration of different circular optical lattices for applications in atom trapping

I. Ricardez-Vargas and K. Volke-Sepúlveda  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 948-955 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.000948


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Abstract

Different configurations of optical lattices with circular cylindrical geometry have been recently studied in the context of atom trapping from a theoretical viewpoint, giving rise to a number of proposed applications. A common problem for testing theoretical predictions is the difficulty in the experimental realization of some of the necessary optical potentials. Here we discuss the experimental generation of four different circular optical lattices in an efficient and simple way using a single spatial light modulator. Our approach allows switching between different light configurations with a time resolution given by the response time of the light modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: December 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2010
Published: April 20, 2010

Citation
I. Ricardez-Vargas and K. Volke-Sepúlveda, "Experimental generation and dynamical reconfiguration of different circular optical lattices for applications in atom trapping," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 948-955 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-5-948


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