Arrays of dark optical traps on a toroidal surface

Bělín, J. , Lembessis, V.E., Lyras, A., Aldossary, O. and Courtial, J. (2019) Arrays of dark optical traps on a toroidal surface. Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 99(1), 013841. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.99.013841)

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Abstract

We have theoretically constructed light fields that can generate optical potentials representing rectangular arrays of dark optical traps on the surface of a torus. The arrays are not diffraction-limited, and their period can in principle be deeply sub-wavelength. We discuss the challenges anticipated in realising such potentials which will be of great interest for quantum simulations.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Courtial, Dr Johannes and Belin, Mr Jakub
Authors: Bělín, J., Lembessis, V.E., Lyras, A., Aldossary, O., and Courtial, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1050-2947
ISSN (Online):1094-1622
Published Online:22 January 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 99(1): 013841
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
738201EPSRC DTP 16/17 and 17/18Mary Beth KneafseyEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/N509668/1R&I - RESEARCH STRATEGY & INNOVATION