Optical dipole traps and atomic waveguides based on Bessel light beams

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

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Abstract

We theoretically investigate the use of Bessel light beams generated using axicons for creating optical dipole traps for cold atoms and atomic waveguiding. Zeroth-order Bessel beams can be used to produce highly elongated dipole traps, allowing for the study of one-dimensional trapped gases and realization of a Tonks gas of impenetrable bosons. First-order Bessel beams are shown to be able to produce tight confined atomic waveguides over centimeter distances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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