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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2164–2166

Trapping a single atom in a blue detuned optical bottle beam trap

Peng Xu, Xiaodong He, Jin Wang, and Mingsheng Zhan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 13, pp. 2164-2166 (2010)

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We demonstrate trapping a single rubidium atom in a blue detuned optical bottle beam trap. The trap was formed by a strongly focused blue detuned laser beam, which passes through a computer-generated circular π phase hologram displayed on a spatial light modulator. Single atoms were loaded from a magneto-optical trap and stored in the optical trap for several seconds.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: March 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2010
Published: June 21, 2010

Peng Xu, Xiaodong He, Jin Wang, and Mingsheng Zhan, "Trapping a single atom in a blue detuned optical bottle beam trap," Opt. Lett. 35, 2164-2166 (2010)

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