Nanometric surface probing through ultra-cold atoms
Authors: Ali Khan M., Schaefer F., Pernice W.H.P., Cataliotti F.S.
Autors Affiliation: Physics Department, European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, via Nello Carrara 1, Sesto F.no (Firenze), 50019, Italy; Karlsruhe School of Optics (KSOP), Schlossplatz 19, Karlsruhe, 76131, Germany; Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 606-8502, Japan
Abstract: We introduce a new experimental apparatus for cold atom based on an atom chip setup. It is going to feature for the first time the ability to interchange the atom chip frequently and rapidly. The setup will be paired with photonic structures on-chip for the detailed study of matter-light interactions. Here, we present the design of the new apparatus and present first ideas on how to use the unique combination of cold-atom technology with interchangeable photonics components, both, for basic research and applications to modern information technologies.
More Information: This work was supported by the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under FET-Open grant MALICIA (265522), Murtaza Ali Khan is supported by Doctorate Euro-photonics Erasmus Mundus program, and the experimental apparatus is based at the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence. The atom chip is fabricated at Karlsruhe School of Optics (KSOP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.KeyWords: Nonlinear optics; Quantum optics, Atom chips; Cold atoms; Experimental apparatus; Light interaction; Modern information technologies; MOT; Photonic structure; Research and application, AtomsDOI: 10.1117/12.2058935