Accession Number : ADA321618

Title :   Quantum Optics with Laser Cooled and Trapped Atoms.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 93-14 Mar 96,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA NORMAN BRIDGE LAB OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Kimble, H. J.

PDF Url : ADA321618

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An experimental investigation of a variety optical processes for laser cooled and trapped atoms has been carried out. The principal achievements of the research program have been (1) the first observation of cooling and trapping of a single neutral atom and (2) a detailed spectroscopic study of the 6Dsub5/2 level in atomic Cesium made possible by two-photon excitation of a laser cooled and trapped sample. These advances are enabling accomplishments for diverse experiments in optical physics, including the realization of quantum logic with single atoms and photons and the exploration of atomic radiative processes with manifestly quantum or nonclassical excitation.

Descriptors :   *OPTICS, *QUANTUM THEORY, *TRAPPING(CHARGED PARTICLES), *ATOMS, *LASERS, *COOLING, RADIATION, SPECTROSCOPY, NEUTRAL, EXCITATION, CESIUM, PHYSICS, PHOTONS, LOGIC, OPTICAL PROCESSING, ATOMIC PROPERTIES, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS.

Subject Categories : Optics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE