Experiments with a 3D Double Optical Lattice

Harald Ellmann, Johan Jersblad, Anders Kastberg
2003 Physical Review Letters  
We present a setup where we trap two different cesium hyperfine ground states in two different nearresonant optical lattices with identical topographies. We demonstrate that we can change the relative spatial phase between the lattices and we measure the equilibrium temperature as a function of the relative spatial phase. This provides a topographical chart of the optical potential. We also determine the rate at which atoms are transferred between the lattices and show that the setup is a
more » ... he setup is a promising candidate for implementing coherent quantum state manipulation.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.90.053001 pmid:12633348 fatcat:4o7jjjuwrnculfumar44h6xk7e