Quantum state control via tunneling in an optical potential

David L. Haycock, Kit Iu Cheong, Poul S Jessen, Ivan H. Deutsch

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Abstract

Tunneling of neutral cesium atoms in a one-dimensional, far-off resonance optical lattice formed by a pair of counterpropagating laser beams with linear polarizations at an angle θ was studied. A lattice whose lowest adiabatic potential is a regular array of double wells is formed with a proper choice of θ and application of a small transverse field. Tunneling creates an avoided crossing of the energy levels and the atoms can be adiabatically transferred from one side of the barrier to the other. A Schrodinger cat state can also be produced. The effect of photon scattering on tunneling is discussed, along with the possibility of observing coherent tunneling oscillations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages80-81
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 23 1999May 28 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period5/23/995/28/99

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optical resonance
cats
linear polarization
cesium
atoms
energy levels
laser beams
oscillations
photons
scattering

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Haycock, D. L., Cheong, K. I., Jessen, P. S., & Deutsch, I. H. (1999). Quantum state control via tunneling in an optical potential. In IQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings (pp. 80-81). IEEE.

Quantum state control via tunneling in an optical potential. / Haycock, David L.; Cheong, Kit Iu; Jessen, Poul S; Deutsch, Ivan H.

IQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings. IEEE, 1999. p. 80-81.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Haycock, DL, Cheong, KI, Jessen, PS & Deutsch, IH 1999, Quantum state control via tunneling in an optical potential. in IQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings. IEEE, pp. 80-81, Proceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99), Baltimore, MD, USA, 5/23/99.
Haycock DL, Cheong KI, Jessen PS, Deutsch IH. Quantum state control via tunneling in an optical potential. In IQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings. IEEE. 1999. p. 80-81
Haycock, David L. ; Cheong, Kit Iu ; Jessen, Poul S ; Deutsch, Ivan H. / Quantum state control via tunneling in an optical potential. IQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings. IEEE, 1999. pp. 80-81
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