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Design of microcavity resonators for single-atom detection

Design of microcavity resonators for single-atom detection
Design of microcavity resonators for single-atom detection
Whispering gallery modes of a microdisk resonator are useful for the optical detection of single rubidium and cesium atoms near the surface of a substrate. Light is coupled into two high-Q whispering-gallery modes of the disk which can provide attractive and/or repulsive potentials, respectively, via their evanescent fields. The sum potential, including van der Waals/Casimir-Polder surface forces, may be tuned to exhibit a minimum at distances on the order of 100nm from the disk surface. Simultaneously optically trapping and detecting is possible, with the back-action of an atom held in this trap on the light fields being sufficiently strong to provide a measurable effect. Atom trapping and detection depend on a variety of system parameters and experimental realizations differ for different atoms.
1934-2608
011670-[13pp]
Rosenblit, Michael
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Horak, Peter
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Fleminger, Eyal
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Japha, Yonathan
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Folman, Ron
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Rosenblit, Michael, Horak, Peter, Fleminger, Eyal, Japha, Yonathan and Folman, Ron (2007) Design of microcavity resonators for single-atom detection. Journal of Nanophotonics, 1 (1), 011670-[13pp]. (doi:10.1117/1.2835450).

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Whispering gallery modes of a microdisk resonator are useful for the optical detection of single rubidium and cesium atoms near the surface of a substrate. Light is coupled into two high-Q whispering-gallery modes of the disk which can provide attractive and/or repulsive potentials, respectively, via their evanescent fields. The sum potential, including van der Waals/Casimir-Polder surface forces, may be tuned to exhibit a minimum at distances on the order of 100nm from the disk surface. Simultaneously optically trapping and detecting is possible, with the back-action of an atom held in this trap on the light fields being sufficiently strong to provide a measurable effect. Atom trapping and detection depend on a variety of system parameters and experimental realizations differ for different atoms.

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Published date: 2007

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Local EPrints ID: 50177
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50177
ISSN: 1934-2608
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ORCID for Peter Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764

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Date deposited: 31 Jan 2008
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 03:09

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Author: Michael Rosenblit
Author: Peter Horak ORCID iD
Author: Eyal Fleminger
Author: Yonathan Japha
Author: Ron Folman

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