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Rydberg-Dressed Magneto-Optical Trap [dataset] Open Access
We propose and demonstrate the laser cooling and trapping of Rydberg-dressed Sr atoms. By off-resonantly coupling the excited state of a narrow (7 kHz) cooling transition to a high-lying Rydberg state, we transfer Rydberg properties such as enhanced electric polarizability to a stable magneto-optical trap operating at < 1 μK. Simulations show that it is possible to reach a regimewhere the long-range interaction between Rydberg-dressed atoms becomes comparable to the kinetic energy, opening a route to combining laser cooling with tunable long-range interactions.
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Jackson, N. C.
Creator: Bounds, A.D. 1
Creator: Hanley, R.K. 1
Creator: Faoro, R. 1
Creator: Bridge, E.M. 1
Creator: Huillery, P. 1
Creator: Jones, M. P. A. 1
Contact person: Jones, M. P. A. 1
1 Joint Quantum Centre (JQC) Durham-Newcastle, United Kingdom
EPSRC grant EP/J007021/
European Union’s Seventh Framework (grant agreement no. 612862-HAIRS)
Horizon 2020 (grant agreements nos. 660028-EXTRYG and 640378-RYSQ)
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Data supporting the publication "Rydberg-Dressed Magneto-Optical Trap". Contains data for each of the Figures 1-5 shown in the main text.
- Rydberg atoms
Cooling and trapping
Monte Carlo Methods
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