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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1131–1133

Observation of the first excited transverse mode in guided matter waves

R. G. Dall, S. S. Hodgman, A. G. Manning, and A. G. Truscott  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1131-1133 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001131


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Abstract

In direct analogy to the textbook example of light guided in a few-mode fiber (FMF), we report the observation of the first excited mode of an optically guided atomic beam. We selectively excite the atomic analog of the LP 01 optical mode by controlling the energy distribution of ultracold atoms loaded into the guide, resulting in a modal structure dominated by a 47(2)% population in the first excited transverse mode. The ability to guide lower-order modes has been essential to demonstrating optical effects such as multimode interferometry, slow light, and entanglement, and an atomic analog to a FMF may lead to similarly useful applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics
(020.1475) Atomic and molecular physics : Bose-Einstein condensates

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: November 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2011
Published: March 23, 2011

Citation
R. G. Dall, S. S. Hodgman, A. G. Manning, and A. G. Truscott, "Observation of the first excited transverse mode in guided matter waves," Opt. Lett. 36, 1131-1133 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-7-1131

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