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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 21 — Oct. 18, 2004
  • pp: 5098–5103

On-chip optical detection of laser cooled atoms

P. A. Quinto-Su, M. Tscherneck, M. Holmes, and N. P. Bigelow  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 21, pp. 5098-5103 (2004)

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We have used an optical fiber based system to implement optical detection of atoms trapped on a reflective “atom-chip”. A fiber pair forms an emitter-detector setup that is bonded to the atom-chip surface to optically detect and probe laser cooled atoms trapped in a surface magneto-optical trap. We demonstrate the utility of this scheme by measuring the linewidth of the Cs D2 line at different laser intensities.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(040.1880) Detectors : Detection
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

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Original Manuscript: September 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2004
Published: October 18, 2004

P. Quinto-Su, M. Tscherneck, M. Holmes, and N. Bigelow, "On-chip optical detection of laser cooled atoms," Opt. Express 12, 5098-5103 (2004)

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