State-Insensitive Cooling and Trapping of Single Atoms in an Optical Cavity

J. McKeever, J. R. Buck, A. D. Boozer, A. Kuzmich, H. C. Nägerl, D. M. Stamper-Kurn, H. J. Kimble

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Single cesium atoms are cooled and trapped inside a small optical cavity by way of a novel far-off-resonance dipole-force trap, with observed lifetimes of [Formula presented]. Trapped atoms are observed continuously via transmission of a strongly coupled probe beam, with individual events lasting [Formula presented]. The loss of successive atoms from the trap [Formula presented] is thereby monitored in real time. Trapping, cooling, and interactions with strong coupling are enabled by the trap potential, for which the center-of-mass motion is only weakly dependent on the atom’s internal state.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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