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Publication Citation: Atoms on Demand: Fast, Deterministic Production of Single Cr Atoms

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Author(s): S Hill; Jabez J. McClelland;
Title: Atoms on Demand: Fast, Deterministic Production of Single Cr Atoms
Published: May 05, 2003
Abstract: We have realized a method for producing single Cr atoms on demand by suppressing the stochastic nature of the loading and loss processes of a magneto-optic trap. We observe single-atom trap occupation probabilities as high as (98.7 {plus or minus} 0.1)% and demonstrate ejection with greater than 90% efficiency at rates up to 10 Hz. Monte Carlo simulations agree well with extraction measurements and are used to predict ultimate performance. Such a deterministic atom source has potential applications in nanotechnology, quantum information processing, and fundamental quantum investigations.
Citation: Applied Physics Letters
Volume: 82
Issue: 18
Pages: pp. 3128 - 3130
Keywords: atom on demand;chromium;cold atoms;deterministic atom source;laser cooling;magneto-optical trap;single atom source
Research Areas: Cold Atoms