Deflecting and Detecting Atoms with Near-Field Lights

  • Haruhiko Ito
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An atom deflector and detector operating with local selective interaction are illustrated from both experiments and computations, including their fabrication. The feature of a nano-slit is examined in detail by conducting finite-difference time-domain simulations. Two ways of detecting atoms with two-color evanescent lights are also demonstrated for Rb atoms.


Electric Dipole Moment Ionization Cross Section Ionization Efficiency 87Rb Atom Fiber Probe 
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  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Applied PhysicsInterdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of TechnologyKanagawaJapan

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