Controlling multiple neutral atoms in a 1D optical lattice – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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Controlling multiple neutral atoms in a 1D optical lattice

In this presentation I will document the art of experimenting with multiple neutral atoms in our laboratory.

I will show that in a 1D optical lattice individual neutral atoms can be trapped, detected and  manipulated with excellent precision.

Furthermore, we have  recently been able to realize full single site detection  of atoms, i.e. in adjacent micropotentials separated by  only 400 nm, that is well below the optical resolution  limit.

I will also report on an non conventional method  for cooling atoms to the lowest quantum states, show  preliminary results on experimental realizations of quantum walks and report observations of quantum jumps in a cavity-QED  experiment.