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Pinning an ion with an intracavity optical lattice.
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PMID:  23368194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report one-dimensional pinning of a single ion by an optical lattice. A standing-wave cavity produces the lattice potential along the rf-field-free axis of a linear Paul trap. The ion's localization is detected by measuring its fluorescence when excited by standing-wave fields with the same period, but different spatial phases. The experiments agree with an analytical model of the localization process, which we test against numerical simulations. For the best localization achieved, the ion's average coupling to the cavity field is enhanced from 50% to 81(3)% of its maximum possible value, and we infer that the ion is bound in a lattice well with over 97% probability.
Authors:
Rasmus B Linnet; Ian D Leroux; Mathieu Marciante; Aurélien Dantan; Michael Drewsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  109     ISSN:  1079-7114     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233005     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
QUANTOP, Danish National Research Center for Quantum Optics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
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