Scientific Results

Resolving and addressing atoms in individual sites of a CO2-laser optical lattice

Year: 2000

Authors: Scheunemann R., Cataliotti F.S., Hänsch T.W., Weitz M.

Autors Affiliation: Max-Planck-Inst. F. Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Strasse 1, 85748 Garching, Germany; Sektion Physik, Universität München, Schellingsstrasse 4, 80799 München, Germany; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Firenze, Largo E. Fermi 2, I-50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: The microscopic imaging of individual sites of an optical lattice based on the radiation of focused carbon dioxide laser beam was studied. In this optical lattice the Lamb-Dicke limit is fulfilled in all the three spatial dimensions. The optical lattice also has exciting prospects for the realization of fault-tolerant quantum logic experiments since it minimizes reabsorption of spontaneously scattered photons. This allow the possibility of reaching Bose-Einstein condensation by optical cooling.


Volume: 62 (5)      Pages from: 51801  to: 51801

KeyWords: Carbon dioxide lasers; Electric field effects; Electron scattering; Electron traps; Energy absorption; Laser optics; Microscopic examination; Polarization, Bose-Einstein condensation; Lamb-Dicke limit; Microscopic imaging; Optical cooling; Quantum logic, Crystal lattices
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.62.051801