New counter propagating geometries are presented for localizing ultracold atoms in the dark regions created by the interference of Laguerre-Gaussian laser beams. In particular dark helices, an "optical revolver," axial lattices of rings, and axial lattices of ring lattices of rings are considered and a realistic scheme for achieving phase stability is explored. The dark nature of these traps will enable their use as versatile tools for low-decoherence atom interferometry with zero differential light shifts.
- counterpropagating geometries
- ultracold atoms
- Laguerre-Gaussian laser beams
- optical revolver
- zero differential light shifts
- dark optical trapping geometries