Single ultracold neutral atoms in the standing wave light field of a high-finesse optical cavity were injected using an atomic fountain to observe the strong coupling between an atom and the light field. When an atom is detected in the cavity, the laser light pumping the cavity is suddenly switched to a higher value. This increases the depth of the optical dipole potential and traps the atom in the cavity field.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2000|
|Event||2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference 2000 - Nice, France|
Duration: 10 Sep 2000 → 15 Sep 2000
|Conference||2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference 2000|
|Abbreviated title||IQEC 2000|
|Period||10/09/00 → 15/09/00|