We present atom chip traps and guides created by a combination of two current-carrying wires and a bias field pointing perpendicular to the chip surface. These elements can be arranged in any orientation on the chip surface. We study loading schemes for the traps and present a detailed study of the guiding of thermal atomic clouds in an omnidirectional matter waveguide along a \par\par25-mm\par\par-long curved path at various atom-surface distances \par\par(35- 450\parbcm)\par\par. An extension of the scheme for the guiding of Bose-Einstein condensates is outlined. Such a concept enables utilizing the full two-dimensional surface of the chip.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - 1 Aug 2005|