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High-speed dynamic spatial control of cold atoms with combined acousto-optic and spatial light modulation
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate an experimental technique for manipulating atom clouds with high-speed and high resolution. By combining holographically engineered laser beams from a spatial light modulator with acousto-optic deflection, we manipulate the spatial locations of multiple cold atom clouds held in dark optical traps with individual site control. Additionally, we demonstrate smooth 2-dimensional motion of atomic ensembles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6483, Complex Light and Optical Forces, 648305 (9 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.701009
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Fredrik K. Fatemi, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Mark Bashkansky, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Zachary Dutton, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6483:
Complex Light and Optical Forces
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Gerard Nienhuis, Editor(s)

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