Near-Field Optical Atom Manipulation: Toward Atom Photonics

  • Motoichi Ohtsu


Precise control of atomic motion is an up-to-date and important subject not only for atomic physics, including high-resolution laser spectroscopy, but also for the sophisticated technology of crystal growth. Since an optical near field can be localized in a nanometric region, it is very suitable for atom manipulation with high spatial accuracy. This chapter covers several methods of guiding and manipulating atoms by means of an optical near field. First, before discussing details, we will give an outline of the control of atomic motion based on the near-resonant mechanical interaction between an atom and an optical near field.


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  • Motoichi Ohtsu
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and EngineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyMidori-ku YokohamaJapan

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