Three-level atom optics via the tunneling interaction

K. Eckert, M. Lewenstein, R. Corbalán, G. Birkl, W. Ertmer, J. Mompart

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The technique of three-level atom optics (TLAO) was used to manipulate efficiently and coherently and move atoms among traps. The one-dimensional Schrödinger equation was numerically integrated to simulate the dynamics of the neutral atom in the three-trap potential. The tunneling interaction among three trapped states allowed the realization of the spatial analog of the stimulated Raman adiabatic passage. It was observed that the coherent manipulation and transfer of neural atoms among dipole traps could be realized in the millisecond range under realistic parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Article number023606
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


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