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Deterministic single-atom excitation via adiabatic passage and Rydberg blockade

Beterov, I. I.; Tretyakov, D. B.; Entin, V. M.; Yakshina, E. A.; Ryabtsev, I. I.; MacCormick, C. and Bergamini, S. (2011). Deterministic single-atom excitation via adiabatic passage and Rydberg blockade. Physical Review A, 84(2), article no. 023413.

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We propose to use adiabatic rapid passage with a chirped laser pulse in the strong dipole blockade regime to deterministically excite only one Rydberg atom from randomly loaded optical dipole traps or optical lattices. The chirped laser excitation is shown to be insensitive to the random number N of the atoms in the traps. Our method overcomes the problem of the √N dependence of the collective Rabi frequency, which was the main obstacle for deterministic single-atom excitation in the ensembles with unknown N, and can be applied for single-atom loading of dipole traps and optical lattices.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 American Physical Society
ISSN: 1094-1622
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not Set10-02-00133RFBR
Not Set10-02-92624RFBR
Not SetNot SetRussian Academy of Sciences
Not SetMK-6386.2010.2Presidential Grant
Not SetMK-3727.2011.2Presidential Grant
Not SetNot SetDynasty Foundation
Cold Rydberg atoms in optical traps: probing the electric field of individual quantum objectsEP/F031130/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 30668
Depositing User: Silvia Bergamini
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2011 17:26
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 14:54
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