Accession Number : ADA586626


Title :   Trapped Atoms in One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA NORMAN BRIDGE LAB OF PHYSICS


Personal Author(s) : Hung, C-L ; Meenehan, S M ; Chang O , D E ; Kimble, H J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a586626.pdf


Report Date : 09 Aug 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : We describe one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystals that support a guided mode suitable for atom trapping within a unit cell, as well as a second probe mode with strong atom photon interactions. A new hybrid trap is analyzed that combines optical and Casimir Polder forces to form stable traps for neutral atoms in dielectric nanostructures. By suitable design of the band structure, the atomic spontaneous emission rate into the probe mode can exceed the rate into all other modes by more than tenfold. The unprecedented single-atom reflectivity r0 / 0.9 for the guided probe field should enable diverse investigations of photon-mediated interactions for 1D atom chains and cavity quantum electrodynamics.


Descriptors :   *ATOMS , *PHOTONIC CRYSTALS , *TRAPPING(CHARGED PARTICLES) , ONE DIMENSIONAL , OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES , PHONONS , QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS , REFLECTIVITY


Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE