Single-beam optical bottle for cold atoms using a conical lens
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- Cacciapuoti, L., de Angelis, M., Pierattini, G. et al. Eur. Phys. J. D (2001) 14: 373. doi:10.1007/s100530170205
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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.