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)
Pages80-81
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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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. 80-81. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS '99), Baltimore, MD, USA, .