Comparative simulations of Fresnel holography methods for atomic waveguides

V A Henderson, P F Griffin, E Riis, A S Arnold

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Abstract

We have simulated the optical properties of micro-fabricated Fresnel zone plates (FZPs) as an alternative to spatial light modulators (SLMs) for producing non-trivial light potentials to trap atoms within a lensless Fresnel arrangement. We show that binary (1-bit) FZPs with wavelength (1μm) spatial resolution consistently outperform kinoforms of spatial and phase resolution comparable to commercial SLMs in root mean square error comparisons, with FZP kinoforms demonstrating increasing improvement for complex target intensity distributions. Moreover, as sub-wavelength resolution microfabrication is possible, FZPs provide an exciting possibility for the creation of static cold-atom trapping potentials useful to atomtronics, interferometry, and the study of fundamental physics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number025007
Number of pages10
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2016

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Keywords

  • atom trapping
  • Fresnel holography
  • atomic waveguides
  • Fresnel zone plates
  • spatial light modulators
  • atom/optical trapping
  • holography

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Comparative simulations of Fresnel holography methods for atomic waveguides. / Henderson, V A; Griffin, P F; Riis, E; Arnold, A S.

In: New Journal of Physics, Vol. 18, 025007, 05.02.2016.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

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