Controlled insertion and retrieval of atoms coupled to a high-finesse optical resonator

M Khudaverdyan, W Alt, I Dotsenko, T Kampschulte, K Lenhard, A Rauschenbeutel, S Reick, K Schörner, A Widera, D Meschede
2008 New Journal of Physics  
We experimentally investigate the interaction between one and two atoms and the field of a high-finesse optical resonator. Laser-cooled caesium atoms are transported into the cavity using an optical dipole trap. We monitor the interaction dynamics of a single atom strongly coupled to the resonator mode for several hundred milliseconds by observing the cavity transmission. Moreover, we investigate the position-dependent coupling of one and two atoms by shuttling them through the cavity mode. We
more » ... emonstrate an alternative method, which suppresses heating effects, to analyze the atom-field interaction by retrieving the atom from the cavity and by measuring its final state.
doi:10.1088/1367-2630/10/7/073023 fatcat:i2zj6aflibghbc5yctkz4hdoxi