Continued imaging of the transport of a single neutral atom

Miroshnychenko, Y and Schrader, D and Kuhr, S and Alt, W and Dotsenko, I and Khudaverdyan, M and Rauschenbeutel, A and Meschede, D (2003) Continued imaging of the transport of a single neutral atom. Optics Express, 11 (25). pp. 3498-3502. ISSN 1094-4087

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    Abstract

    We have continuously imaged the controlled motion of a single atom as well as of a small number of distinguishable atoms with observation times exceeding one minute. The Cesium atoms are confined to potential wells of a standing wave optical dipole trap which allows to transport them over macroscopic distances. The atoms are imaged by an intensified CCD camera, and spatial resolution near the diffraction limit is obtained. (C) 2003 Optical Society of America.