3D projection sideband cooling

Xiao Li, Theodore A. Corcovilos, Yang Wang, David S. Weiss

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We demonstrate 3D microwave projection sideband cooling of trapped, neutral atoms. The technique employs state-dependent potentials that enable microwave photons to drive vibration-number reducing transitions. The particular cooling sequence we employ uses minimal spontaneous emission, and works even for relatively weakly bound atoms. We cool 76% of atoms to their 3D vibrational ground states in a site-resolvable 3D optical lattice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number103001
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 9 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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