Quantum state preparation in optical lattices

I. H. Deutsch, P. S. Jessen

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A method to cool the atoms to the vibrational ground state using resolved-sideband Raman cooling between different magnetic sublevels is investigated. A novel scheme for implementing unitary operations based on adiabatic rapid passage is discussed. Once atoms are cooled to the ground states, the same adiabatic passage technique can be used to perform unitary transformations that prepare the atomic wave packet in a given quantum state. The characteristics of the potential, such as well shape and depth, can be easily adjusted through simple changes in the laser geometry, polarization, and intensity. Lattice vibrations can be added at will with an arbitrary noise spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 18 1997May 23 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS
CityBaltimore, MD, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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