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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 25 — Dec. 15, 2003
  • pp: 3498–3502

Continued imaging of the transport of a single neutral atom

Y. Miroshnychenko, D. Schrader, S. Kuhr, W. Alt, I. Dotsenko, M. Khudaverdyan, A. Rauschenbeutel, and D. Meschede  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 25, pp. 3498-3502 (2003)

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We have continuously imaged the controlled motion of a single atom as well as of a small number of distinguishable atoms with observation times exceeding one minute. The Cesium atoms are confined to potential wells of a standing wave optical dipole trap which allows to transport them over macroscopic distances. The atoms are imaged by an intensified CCD camera, and spatial resolution near the diffraction limit is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2003
Published: December 15, 2003

Y. Miroshnychenko, D. Schrader, S. Kuhr, W. Alt, I Dotsenko, M. Khudaverdyan, A. Rauschenbeutel, and D. Meschede, "Continued imaging of the transport of a single neutral atom," Opt. Express 11, 3498-3502 (2003)

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