Atom guiding through hollow-core optical fibers

E. R.I. Abraham, D. Muller, B. DeMarco, K. L. Corwin, E. A. Cornell, D. Z. Anderson

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Abstract

Atom guiding using the repulsive forces of a blue detuned evanescent light field from a laser coupled into the glass cladding surrounding the hollow- core fiber is demonstrated. This method has the advantage of suppressing the number of spontaneous emission events since the atoms spend most of the time in the dark regions of the fiber. Since the light is guided by total internal reflection which attenuates at a much higher rate, longer fibers with smaller hole diameters become practical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 18 1997May 23 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period5/18/975/23/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Abraham, E. R. I., Muller, D., DeMarco, B., Corwin, K. L., Cornell, E. A., & Anderson, D. Z. (1997). Atom guiding through hollow-core optical fibers. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, QELS, Baltimore, MD, USA, .