Optical dipole traps and atomic waveguides based on Bessel light beams

Jochen Arlt, Kishan Dholakia, Josh Soneson, Ewan M. Wright

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The use of Bessel light beams for trapping and guiding cold atoms at or close to quantum degeneracy was addressed. In particular, the Bessel light beam optical dipole trap was studied with the aim of generating one-dimensional quantum gases. A Tonks gas of impenetrable bosons was realized. Furthermore, the waveguiding of a matter-wave beam along a higher-order Bessel light beam was characterized.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063602
Pages (from-to)063602/1-063602/8
JournalPhysical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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