Normal-mode spectroscopy of a single-bound-atom-cavity system

P. Maunz*, T. Puppe, I. Schuster, N. Syassen, P. W.H. Pinkse, G. Rempe

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The energy-level structure of a single atom strongly coupled to the mode of a high-finesse optical cavity is investigated. The atom is stored in an intracavity dipole trap and cavity cooling is used to compensate for inevitable heating. Two well-resolved normal modes are observed both in the cavity transmission and the trap lifetime. The experiment is in good agreement with a Monte Carlo simulation, demonstrating our ability to localize the atom to within λ/10 at a cavity antinode.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033002
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


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