Transits of single atoms through higher-order Hermite-Gaussian transverse modes of a high-finesse optical cavity are observed. Compared to the fundamental Gaussian mode, the use of higher-order modes increases the information on the atomic position. The experiment is a first experimental step towards the realisation of an atomic kaleidoscope.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physica Scripta T|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2004|
|Event||35th Conference of the European Group for Atomic Spectroscopy 2003 - Brussels, Belgium|
Duration: 15 Jul 2003 → 18 Jul 2003
Conference number: 35