Semiclassical theory of cavity-assisted light forces on atoms and applications

Peter Domokos, Peter Horak, Helmut Ritsch

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Abstract

We present a semiclassical theory that can describe the centre-of-mass motion of a neutral atom in a strongly coupled cavity field. We show that a cavity-assisted cooling mechanism can lead to efficient loading of an atom into a wavelength size optical microtrap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-940
Number of pages6
JournalFortschritte der Physik
Volume49
Issue number10-11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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