03 25 0 v 1 27 M ar 2 00 6 Ground state cooling in a bad cavity

@inproceedings{Zippilli20060320,
  title={03 25 0 v 1 27 M ar 2 00 6 Ground state cooling in a bad cavity},
  author={Stefano Zippilli and Giovanna Morigi and Wolfgang P. Schleich},
  year={2006}
}
We study the mechanical effects of light on an atom trapped in a harmonic potential when an atomic dipole transition is driven by a laser and it is strongly coupled to a mode of an optical resonator. We investigate the cooling dynamics in the bad cavity limit, focussing on the case in which the effective transition linewidth is smaller than the trap frequency, hence when sideband cooling could be implemented. We show that quantum correlations between the mechanical actions of laser and cavity… CONTINUE READING