OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.005098


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (166 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

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.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

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

Citation
P. Quinto-Su, M. Tscherneck, M. Holmes, and N. Bigelow, "On-chip optical detection of laser cooled atoms," Opt. Express 12, 5098-5103 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-21-5098


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. W. Hansel, P. Hommelhoff, T.W. Hansch, J. Reichel, �??Bose-Einstein condensation on a microelectronic chip,�?? Nature 413, 498-501 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. D. Cassettari, B. Hessmo, R. Folman, T. Maier, and J. Schmiedmayer, �??Beam Splitter for Guided Atoms,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 5483-5487 (2000). [CrossRef]
  3. D. Casserati, A. Chenet, R. Folman, A. Haase, B. Hessmo, P. Kruger, T. Maier, S. Schneider, T. Calarco, J. Schmiedmayer, �??Micromanipulation of neutral atoms with nanofabricated structures,�?? Appl. Phys. B 70, 721-730 (2000). [CrossRef]
  4. J. Reichel, W. Hansel, P. Hommelhoff, T.W. Hansch, �??Applications of integrated magnetic microtraps,�?? Appl. Phys. B 72, 81-89 (2001). [CrossRef]
  5. H. Ott, J. Fortagh, G. Schlotterbeck, A. Grossmann, and C. Zimmermann, �??Bose-Einstein Condensation in a Surface Microtrap,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 230401 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. A.H. Barnett, S.P. Smith, M. Olshanii, K.S. Johnson, A.W. Adams, and M. Prentiss, �??Substrate-based atom waveguide using guided two color evanescent light fields,�?? PRA 61, 023608 (2000). [CrossRef]
  7. P. Horak, B.G. Klappauf, A. Haase, R. Folman, J Schmiedmayer, P. Domokos, and E.A. Hinds, �??Possibility of single-atom detection on a chip,�?? PRA 67, 043806 (2003). [CrossRef]
  8. A. Constable, Jinha Kim, J.Mervis, F. Zarinetchi, and M. Prentiss, �??Demonstration of a fiber-optical light-force trap,�?? Opt. Lett. 18, 1867-1869 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. E.R. Lyons and G.J. Sonek, �??Confinement and bistability in a tapered hemispherically lensed optical fiber trap,�?? Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1584-1586, (1995). [CrossRef]
  10. R.C.Gauthier and A.Frangioudakis, �??Optical Levitation Particle Delivery System for a Dual Bem Fiber Optic Trap,�?? Appl. Opt. 39, 26-33, (2000). [CrossRef]
  11. M.T. Renn, D. Montgomery, O. Vdovin, D.Z. Anderson, C.E. Wieman, and E.A. Cornell, �??Laser-Guided Atoms in Hollow-Core Optical Fibers,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3253-3256, (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. The lensed fiber was obtained from the Corning division of photonic materials, corning optifocus.
  13. E.R.I. Abraham and E.A. Cornell, �??Teflon Feedthrough for Coupling Optical Fibers into Ultrahigh Vacuum Systems,�?? Appl. Opt. 37, 1762-1763 (1998). [CrossRef]
  14. M. Holmes, M. Tscherneck, P. A. Quinto-Su and N. P. Bigelow, �??Isotopic difference in the heteronuclear loss rate in a two species surface trap,�?? Phys. Rev. A 69, 063408, (2004). [CrossRef]
  15. H.J. Metcalf, Laser Cooling and Trapping, (Springer, New York, 1999). [CrossRef]
  16. D.A. Steck, Cesium D line Data.
  17. S. Kadlecek, J. Sebby, R. Newell, and T. G. Walker, �??Nondestructive spatial heterodyne imaging of cold atoms,�?? Opt. Lett. 26, 137-139 (2001). [CrossRef]
  18. P.J. Fox, T.R. Mackin, L.D. Turner, I. Colton, K.A. Nugent, and R.E. Scholten, �??Noninterferometric phase imaging of a neutral atomic beam,�?? J. Opt. Soc. Am B 19, 1773-1776 (2002). [CrossRef]
  19. R. Dumke, M. Volk, T. Muther, F.B.J. Buchkremer, G. Birkl, and W. Ertmer, �??Micro-optical Realization of Arrays of Selectively Addressable Dipole Traps: A Scalable Configuration for Quantum Computation with Atomic Qubits,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 097903 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited