Single-atom trajectories in higher-order transverse modes of a high-finesse optical cavity

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Scripta T
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event35th Conference of the European Group for Atomic Spectroscopy 2003 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 15 Jul 200318 Jul 2003
Conference number: 35

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