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Opt Express. 2009 Dec 7;17(25):22898-905. doi: 10.1364/OE.17.022898.

Single atom Rydberg excitation in a small dipole trap.

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  • 1Institute for Laser Science, University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu 182-8585, Japan. zuo@ils.uec.ac.jp

Abstract

We have realized a single atom trap using a magneto-optical trap (MOT) with a high magnetic field gradient and a small optical dipole trap. Using this trap, we demonstrate the excitation to a highly excited Rydberg state (n=43) with a single Rubidium atom.

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