Group Seminar via Zoom: Freely Configurable Holographic Trap Arrays for the Trapping of Single Atoms

June 30, 2020

Philip Osterholz, MPQ Masters work
Group meeting via video conference (Zoom)
Tuesday, June 30th, 09:00 (MEZ)

Dealing with the unique situation of partial lock downs worldwide and home office solutions at our Institute due to the current spreading of the Covid 19 virus, we are now holding our group seminars and journal clubs via video conference. This procedure enables us to continue our research, enhance discussions and exchange important information.


In this thesis, a laser system for the generation of many arbitrary positionable, tightly confining optical dipole traps for 39K is implemented. The traps are generated using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator in the Fourier plane of an objective. The loading of single atoms into the generated trap array in a deterministic fashion is investigated. To overcome arising limitations in the apparatus a second setup for generating optical dipole traps using an acousto-optic deflector is planned and characterized. This will complement the first setup in the future.

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