Nanoscale Trap for Isolated Cold Atoms by the Nanoscale Solid-State System
We propose a novel scheme to generate nanoscale optical trap for cold atoms near the tapered Ag nanotip, in which we take a microdisk cavity near the nanoscale trap and form a nanoscale solid-state system to realize the loading of the isolated cold atoms. We calculate the field distribution by the FDTD method near the nanotip, and discuss the intensity, the optical potential and van der Waals potential as well as the dipole force for 87Rb atoms. We find that the total potential and dipole force can form an attracting nanoscale trap for cold atoms with red-detuned field and it can realize the effective trapping and manipulation of the isolated atoms, which can enable efficient fluorescence photon collection and strong coupling in the coupled optical fiber.
Z. L. Wang et al., "Nanoscale Trap for Isolated Cold Atoms by the Nanoscale Solid-State System", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 304, pp. 263-267, 2011