Microscopic electro-optical atom trap on an evanescent-wave mirror

Andrej Shevchenko (Corresponding Author), Thomas Lindvall, I. Tittonen, M. Kaivola

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We put forward the idea of a surface-mounted microscopic electro-optical atom trap. The trap is formed on an evanescent-wave atom mirror by the strongly localized static electric field of two oppositely charged transparent electrodes placed close to each other. The electrodes are embedded in a refractive-index-matched thin dielectric layer on the surface of a glass prism. In our example, the phase-space density in the trap center reaches 0.1, when the trap is loaded with atoms from a gravito-optical surface trap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-276
JournalThe European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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