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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 6 — Mar. 19, 2007
  • pp: 3589–3596

Dynamic high-speed spatial manipulation of cold atoms using acousto-optic and spatial light modulation

F. K. Fatemi, M. Bashkansky, and Z. Dutton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 3589-3596 (2007)

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We demonstrate an experimental technique for high-resolution, high-speed spatial manipulation of atom clouds. By combining holographically engineered laser beams from a spatial light modulator with off-axis shear mode acousto-optic deflectors, we manipulate 1 × 3 arrays of cold atoms with individual site addressability. Additionally, we demonstrate smooth 2-dimensional motion of atomic ensembles, and the ability to guide multiple atomic ensembles independently.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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Original Manuscript: January 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

F. K. Fatemi, M. Bashkansky, and Z. Dutton, "Dynamic high-speed spatial manipulation of cold atoms using acousto-optic and spatial light modulation," Opt. Express 15, 3589-3596 (2007)

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