Controlling cold atoms using nanofabricated surfaces: Atom chips

Ron Folman, Peter Kröger, Donatella Cassettari, Björn Hessmo, Thomas Maier, Jörg Schmiedmayer

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Atoms can be trapped and guided using nanofabricated wires on surfaces, achieving the scales required by quantum information proposals. These atom chips form the basis for robust and widespread applications of cold atoms ranging from atom optics to fundamental questions in mesoscopic physics, and possibly quantum information systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4749-4752
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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