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Single atoms on an optical nanofiber: a novel work system for slow light
Author(s): Kohzo Hakuta
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Paper Abstract

We discuss how subwavelength-diameter silica-fibers, "optical nanofibers", can open new perspectives for manipulating atoms and photons. We explore atom/photon interaction around a nanofiber using laser-cooled Cs-atoms. We show that single atoms on a nanofiber can work as an optically dense medium which may give a novel work medium for slow light through an optical fiber. Basic characteristics for single atoms on a nanofiber; spontaneous emission, single-atom trapping, photoabsorption, and quantum interference, are discussed.

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Date Published: 29 January 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6904, Advances in Slow and Fast Light, 690406 (29 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772217
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Kohzo Hakuta, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6904:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light
Selim M. Shahriar; Philip R. Hemmer; John R. Lowell, Editor(s)

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