Laser Physics

, Volume 17, Issue 7, pp 927–934 | Cite as

A new 4π geometry optimized for focusing on an atom with a dipole-like radiation pattern

  • N. Lindlein
  • R. Maiwald
  • H. Konermann
  • M. Sondermann
  • U. Peschel
  • G. Leuchs
Quantum Optics, Laser Physics, and Spectroscopy

Abstract

Focusing electromagnetic radiation efficiently onto an atom requires an open geometry, which is as close to the full solid angle as possible. Additionally, the radiant intensity should be as close as possible to a dipole radiation in order to have a similar field distribution as in the emission process. Here, we propose to make use of a novel combination of a parabolic mirror and a diffractive optical element.

PACS numbers

32.80.-t 42.14.Dp 42.25.Ja 42.40.Jv 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Lindlein
    • 1
  • R. Maiwald
    • 1
  • H. Konermann
    • 1
  • M. Sondermann
    • 1
  • U. Peschel
    • 1
  • G. Leuchs
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Optics, Information, and Photonics (Max Planck Research Group)Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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