Atom Chips

  • Jörg Schmiedmayer
  • Ron Folman


Atoms can be trapped and guided using nano-fabricated wires on surfaces, achieving the scales required by quantum information proposals. Such Atom Chips will form the basis for robust and widespread applications of cold atoms ranging from atom optics to fundamental questions in mesoscopic physics, and possibly quantum information systems.


Quantum Communication Cold Atom Magnetic Trap Atom Chip Quadrupole Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Schmiedmayer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ron Folman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität HeidelbergHeidelberyGermany

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