A slit-type atom deflector with near-field light

Kouki Totsuka, Haruhiko Ito, Kiichi Suzuki, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Motoichi Ohtsu, Takashi Yatsui

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A slit-type atom deflector with near-field light was developed for precise direction control of atomic motion using a dipole force. Near-field light was generated at an edge of the slit by irradiating the back-side surface with a light beam. The deflection direction could be changed with light intensity and frequency detuning over a wide range. Results demonstrated the usefulness of slit-type detector for controlling the direction in which the atoms were flying.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1616-1618
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Mar 10 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Totsuka, K., Ito, H., Suzuki, K., Yamamoto, K., Ohtsu, M., & Yatsui, T. (2003). A slit-type atom deflector with near-field light. Applied Physics Letters, 82(10), 1616-1618. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1558222