Continued imaging of the transport of a single neutral atom

Y Miroshnychenko, D Schrader, S Kuhr, W Alt, I Dotsenko, M Khudaverdyan, A Rauschenbeutel, D Meschede

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We have continuously imaged the controlled motion of a single atom as well as of a small number of distinguishable atoms with observation times exceeding one minute. The Cesium atoms are confined to potential wells of a standing wave optical dipole trap which allows to transport them over macroscopic distances. The atoms are imaged by an intensified CCD camera, and spatial resolution near the diffraction limit is obtained. (C) 2003 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3498-3502
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Express
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2003


  • continued imaging
  • transport
  • single neutral atom

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