Single-beam optical bottle for cold atoms using a conical lens

  • L. Cacciapuoti
  • M. de Angelis
  • G. Pierattini
  • G.M. Tino

Abstract:

We report a new method to generate an optical dipole potential with a null intensity region surrounded in all directions by light walls. This is achieved with a simple scheme based on a conical lens. Applications to optical trapping of neutral atoms are discussed.

PACS. 32.80.Pj Optical cooling of atoms; trapping – 42.50.Vk Mechanical effects of light on atoms, molecules, electrons, and ions 

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© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Società Italiana di Fisica 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Cacciapuoti
    • 1
  • M. de Angelis
    • 2
  • G. Pierattini
    • 2
  • G.M. Tino
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” and Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia (INFM), Complesso Universitario di Monte S. Angelo, via Cintia, 80126 Napoli, ItalyIT
  2. 2.Istituto di Cibernetica del CNR, via Toiano 6, 80072 Arco Felice, ItalyIT

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