Bergamini, S.; Darquie, B.; Browaeys, A. and Grangier, P.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:2004116007|
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We present a brief overview of optical trapping experiments of individual neutral atoms. Then we describe in more details an experiment using a very small optical dipole trap, that is designed to store and manipulate individual atoms. Due to the very small dipole trap volume, a "collisional blockade" mechanism locks the average number of trapped atoms on the value 0.5 over a large range of loading rates. We study this regime experimentally, and we describe methods to measure the oscillation frequencies and the temperature of a single atom in the trap with a high accuracy.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2004 EDP Sciences|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||Silvia Bergamini|
|Date Deposited:||13 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 16:27|
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