Controlling multiple neutral atoms in a 1D optical lattice
Prof. Dieter Meschede, University of Bonn
In this presentation I will document the
art of experimenting with multiple neutral atoms in our laboratory. I
will show that in a 1D optical lattice individual neutral atoms can be
trapped, detected and manipulated with excellent precision. Furthermore, we have recently been able to realize full single site detection of atoms, i.e. in adjacent micropotentials separated by only 400 nm, that is well below the optical resolution limit. I will also report on an non conventional method for cooling atoms to the lowest quantum states, show preliminary results on experimental realizations of quantum walks and report observations of quantum jumps in a cavity-QED experiment.