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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2001
  • pp: 159–165

An all optical dynamical dark trap for neutral atoms

P. Rudy, R. Ejnisman, A. Rahman, S. Lee, and N. P. Bigelow  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 159-165 (2001)

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We describe the experimental realization of a dynamical optical trap for atoms: the Rotating Off-resonant Dipole Optical (RODiO) Trap. A blue detuned circularly scanned laser beam creates a time averaged “box” for the atoms. We characterized this novel confinement technique by varying the trapping geometry and the laser beam parameters. Our observations agree well with a numerical model.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Quantum control of photons and matter

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2000
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2001
Published: January 15, 2001

P. Rudy, R. Ejnisman, A. Rahman, S. Lee, and N. P. Bigelow, "An all optical dynamical dark trap for neutral atoms," Opt. Express 8, 159-165 (2001)

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