Optical kaleidoscope using a single atom

P. Horak, H. Ritsch, T. Fischer, P. Maunz, T. Puppe, P. W. Pinkse, G. Rempe

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The motion of a single particle in the field of an optical resonator was analyzed. It was shown that a high-finesse microcavity could be used as a real-time single-particle detector with high spatial resolution. The spatial intensity distribution outside the cavity allowed direct determination of the particle motion. A realistic atomic trajectory was generated numerically and compared to a reconstructed path for the purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043601
Pages (from-to)436011-436014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


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