Atom chips

R. Folman, P. Kruger, D. Cassettari, B. Hessmo, T. Maier, J. Schmiedmayer

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The traps and guides for neutral atoms on a nano-fabricated chip are investigated. The chip is made of a 2.5 μm gold layer placed on a GaAs substrate, the patterns are created by standard nanofabrication processes. Results show that the trap parameters with a transverse ground state size below 100 nm and frequencies of above 100 kHz are achieved. Atoms can be trapped and guided exclusively with the fields created on the chip. It is shown that a wide variety of magnetic potentials may be realized.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000) - Nice, France
Duration: 10 Sep 200015 Sep 2000


Conference2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000)
CityNice, France

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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