Generation of microscale current loops, atom rings, and cubic clusters using twisted optical molasses

Carter, A. R., Babiker, M., Al-Amri, M. and Andrews, D. L. (2006) Generation of microscale current loops, atom rings, and cubic clusters using twisted optical molasses. Physical Review A (PRA), 73 (2). 021401(R).

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Abstract

We propose a scheme for a viable and highly flexible all-optical atomic cooling and trapping using twisted light. In particular, we explain how one-dimensional twisted optical molasses should lead to a microscale atomic ring or a picoampere ionic current. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional molasses lead, respectively, to the creation of atom or ion loops and discrete atom clusters positioned at the eight corners of a microcube. These features at the microscale should find applications in physics and in quantum information processing using optically trapped atoms and ions.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry
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Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 15:46
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2018 12:32
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/10686
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.021401

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