Extending dark optical trapping geometries

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Abstract

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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages2505-2507
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012

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Keywords

  • counterpropagating geometries
  • ultracold atoms
  • Laguerre-Gaussian laser beams
  • optical revolver
  • zero differential light shifts
  • dark optical trapping geometries

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Arnold, Aidan. / Extending dark optical trapping geometries. In: Optics Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 37, No. 13. pp. 2505-2507.
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In: Optics Letters, Vol. 37, No. 13, 01.07.2012, p. 2505-2507.

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