Direct Observation and Analysis of Spin Dependent Transport of Single Atoms in a 1D Optical Lattice

@article{Karski2011DirectOA,
  title={Direct Observation and Analysis of Spin Dependent Transport of Single Atoms in a 1D Optical Lattice},
  author={M. Karski and L. Forster and J. Choi and A. Alberti and W. Alt and A. Widera and D. Meschede},
  journal={Journal of the Korean Physical Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={59},
  pages={2947-2952}
}
  • M. Karski, L. Forster, +4 authors D. Meschede
  • Published 2011
  • Physics
  • Journal of the Korean Physical Society
  • We have directly observed spin-dependent transport of single cesium atoms in a 1D optical lattice. A superposition of two circularly polarized standing waves is generated from two counter propagating, linearly polarized laser beams. Rotation of one of the polarizations by $\pi$ causes displacement of the $\sigma^{+}$- and $\sigma^{-}$-lattices by one lattice site. Unidirectional transport over several lattice sites is achieved by rotating the polarization back and forth and flipping the spin… CONTINUE READING

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