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I. Lizuain and J. G. Muga and A. Ruschhaupt
Physical Review A
Laser excitation of transverse modes in an atomic waveguide
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Cold atoms may travel along narrow waveguides with a strong transverse con?nement, perpendicular to the longitudinal propagation axis, in a given transverse oscillation mode and having a well-defined internal state. A laser beam perpendicular to the logitudinal axis may change the internal state and/or the transverse mode. For weak transversal coupling "Lamb-Dicke regime" and the laser on resonance with an internal atomic transition, transverse excitation occurs at "Rabi resonances" - i.e., when the Rabi frequency coincides with the transition frequency between the transverse modes. This provides a route for atomic-state preparation and control in waveguides.
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