Prospects for single-photon sideband cooling of optically trapped neutral atoms

@article{Berto2021ProspectsFS,
  title={Prospects for single-photon sideband cooling of optically trapped neutral atoms},
  author={Federico Berto and Elia Perego and Lucia Duca and Carlo Sias},
  journal={Physical Review Research},
  year={2021}
}
We propose a novel cooling scheme for realising single photon sideband cooling on particles trapped in a state-dependent optical potential. We develop a master rate equation from an ab-initio model and find that in experimentally feasible conditions it is possible to drastically reduce the average occupation number of the vibrational levels by applying a frequency sweep on the cooling laser that sequentially cools all the motional states. Notably, this cooling scheme works also when a particle… 

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