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Single-atom trapping and transport in DMD-controlled optical tweezers

Abstract:
We demonstrate the trapping and manipulation of single neutral atoms in reconfigurable arrays of optical tweezers. Our approach offers unparalleled speed by using a Texas Instruments Digital Micro-mirror Device (DMD) as a holographic amplitude modulator with a frame rate of 20,000 per second. We show the trapping of static arrays of up to 20 atoms, as well as transport of individually selected atoms over a distance of 25 µm with laser cooling and 4 µm without. We discuss the limitations of the technique and the scope for technical improvements.
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1088/1367-2630/aaa634

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atomic & Laser Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atomic & Laser Physics
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) hub
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IOP Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
New Journal of Physics Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
Article: 023013
Publication date:
2018-01-09
Acceptance date:
2018-01-09
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EISSN:
1367-2630
ISSN:
1367-2630
Pubs id:
pubs:817614
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uri:69c8f0d0-6d7b-422c-bb67-7cf73c3ef09b
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uuid:69c8f0d0-6d7b-422c-bb67-7cf73c3ef09b
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