@inproceedings{Deutsch1998QuantumstateCI,
title={Quantum-state control in optical lattices},
author={I. H. Deutsch and Poul S. Jessen and Berman Finkelstein},
year={1998}
}

We study the means of preparing and coherently manipulating atomic wave packets in optical lattices, with particular emphasis on alkali-metal atoms in the far-detuned limit. We derive a general, basis-independent expression for the lattice potential operator, and show that its off-diagonal elements can be tailored to couple the vibrational manifolds of separate magnetic sublevels. Using these couplings one can evolve the state of a trapped atom in a quantum coherent fashion, and prepare pure… CONTINUE READING