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Some experiments with optical nanofibers

February 20, 2015 - 12:30pm
Jeff Grover
Nanophotonic devices form a versatile platform to enhance atom-light interactions. We will present a method of making a "nanophotonic" device by paring down a normal optical fiber to sub-wavelength diameter. The high transmission of these nanofibers allows for optical trapping of atoms and potential integration with superconducting circuits. We will also show how time-correlated, single-photon counting can reveal both the motion of cold atoms near the fiber and how the proximity of the nanofiber modifies the atomic spontaneous decay rate. 


PSC 2136
College Park, MD 20742