Nanofabricated atom optics: Atom chips

Karolina Brugger, Tommaso Calarco, Donatella Cassettari, Ron Folman, Albrecht Haase, Björn Hessmo, Peter Krüger, Thomas Maier, Jorg Schmiedmayer

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Small tight trapping and guiding potentials can be created for neutral atoms moving microns above surfaces patterned with nanofabricated charged and current-carrying structures. Surfaces holding such structures form atom chips which, for coherent matter wave optics, may form the basis for a variety of novel applications and research tools, similar to integrated circuits in electronics. In this paper we describe the basic principles of atom chip experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2789-2809
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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