Deterministic delivery of a single atom

S Kuhr, W Alt, D Schrader, M Muller, V Gomer, D Meschede

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Abstract

We report the realization of a deterministic source of single atoms. A standing-wave dipole trap is Loaded with one or any desired number of cold cesium atoms from a magneto-optical trap. By controlling the motion of the standing wave, we adiabatically transport the atom with submicrometer precision over macroscopic distances on the order of a centimeter. The displaced atom is observed directly in the dipole trap by fluorescence detection. The trapping field can also be accelerated to eject a single atom into free flight with well-defined velocities.

LanguageEnglish
Pages278-280
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume293
Issue number5528
Early online date14 Jun 2001
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2001

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Keywords

  • deterministic delivery
  • single atom
  • standing-wave dipole trap
  • cold cesium atoms
  • magneto-optical trap

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Kuhr, S., Alt, W., Schrader, D., Muller, M., Gomer, V., & Meschede, D. (2001). Deterministic delivery of a single atom. Science, 293(5528), 278-280. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1062725
Kuhr, S ; Alt, W ; Schrader, D ; Muller, M ; Gomer, V ; Meschede, D . / Deterministic delivery of a single atom. In: Science. 2001 ; Vol. 293, No. 5528. pp. 278-280.
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Deterministic delivery of a single atom. / Kuhr, S ; Alt, W ; Schrader, D ; Muller, M ; Gomer, V ; Meschede, D .

In: Science, Vol. 293, No. 5528, 13.07.2001, p. 278-280.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Kuhr S, Alt W, Schrader D, Muller M, Gomer V, Meschede D. Deterministic delivery of a single atom. Science. 2001 Jul 13;293(5528):278-280. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1062725