Characterization of suspended membrane waveguides towards a photonic atom trap integrated platform.

  title={Characterization of suspended membrane waveguides towards a photonic atom trap integrated platform.},
  author={Michael Gehl and William F. Kindel and Nicholas Karl and Adri{\'a}n Flores Orozco and Katherine Musick and Douglas C. Trotter and Christina M. Dallo and Andrew L. Starbuck and Andrew J. Leenheer and Christopher T. DeRose and Grant W. Biedermann and Y-Y Jau and Jongmin Lee},
  journal={Optics express},
  volume={29 9},
We demonstrate an optical waveguide device, capable of supporting the high, in-vacuum, optical power necessary for trapping a single atom or a cold atom ensemble with evanescent fields. Our photonic integrated platform, with suspended membrane waveguides, successfully manages optical powers of 6 mW (500 μm span) to nearly 30 mW (125 μm span) over an un-tethered waveguide span. This platform is compatible with laser cooling and magneto-optical traps (MOTs) in the vicinity of the suspended… 
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