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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Fortschritte der Physik|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)