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Resonance fluorescence of a laser-cooled atom in a non-harmonic potential

  • Ralf Betzholz
  • Marc Bienert
Regular Article

Abstract

We investigate a single laser driven atom trapped in a non-harmonic potential. We present the performance of ground-state laser cooling and Doppler cooling and the signatures of the center-of-mass motion in the power spectrum of the scattered light. In order to illustrate the results we provide two explicit examples for the confining potential: the infinite square well and the Morse potential.

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Keywords

Quantum Optics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theoretische Physik, Universität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Hohenzollern GymnasiumSigmaringenGermany

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