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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 851–853

Crossed vortex bottle beam trap for single-atom qubits

G. Li, S. Zhang, L. Isenhower, K. Maller, and M. Saffman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 851-853 (2012)

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We demonstrate trapping and quantum state control of single cesium atoms in a 532 nm wavelength bottle beam trap. The three-dimensional trap is formed by crossing two unit charge vortex beams. Single atoms are loaded with 50% probability directly from a magneto-optical trap. We achieve a trapping lifetime of up to 6 s and demonstrate fast Rabi oscillations with a coherence time of T243±9ms.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2011
Published: February 23, 2012

G. Li, S. Zhang, L. Isenhower, K. Maller, and M. Saffman, "Crossed vortex bottle beam trap for single-atom qubits," Opt. Lett. 37, 851-853 (2012)

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