Magnetic trapping of Rydberg atoms

R.U. Skannrup, A.Q.G. Boetes, D. Niestadt, J. Naber, S.J.J.M.F. Kokkelmans, R.J.C. Spreeuw

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Abstract

Magnetic trapping is a well-established technique for ground state atoms. We seek to extend this concept to Rydberg atoms. Rydberg atoms are important for current visions of quantum simulators that will be used in the near future to simulate and analyse quantum problems. Current efforts in Amsterdam rely on
Rydberg atoms to be excited from a BEC in magnetic microtraps and to stay trapped after excitation. Rydberg atoms are atoms excited to high
electronic states, with a spatial size comparable to the size of magnetic microtraps. The question is then whether Rydberg atoms
are trappable in magnetic traps so tight that the magnetic field varies appreciably on length scales comparable to the atomic rms
radius. Our research indicates that some Rydberg atoms will indeed remain trapped and shows how the magnetic trapping potential is affected by the finite size of Rydberg atoms.

Conference

Conference40th Annual Meeting of the section Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
CountryNetherlands
CityLunteren
Period11/10/1612/10/16

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Niestadt, D., Naber, J., Kokkelmans, S. J. J. M. F., & Spreeuw, R. J. C. (2016). Magnetic trapping of Rydberg atoms. 53-53. Poster session presented at 40th Annual Meeting of the section Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Lunteren, Netherlands.
Niestadt, D. ; Naber, J. ; Kokkelmans, S.J.J.M.F. ; Spreeuw, R.J.C./ Magnetic trapping of Rydberg atoms. Poster session presented at 40th Annual Meeting of the section Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Lunteren, Netherlands.1 p.
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Niestadt, D, Naber, J, Kokkelmans, SJJMF & Spreeuw, RJC 2016, 'Magnetic trapping of Rydberg atoms' 40th Annual Meeting of the section Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Lunteren, Netherlands, 11/10/16 - 12/10/16, pp. 53-53.

Magnetic trapping of Rydberg atoms. / Niestadt, D.; Naber, J.; Kokkelmans, S.J.J.M.F.; Spreeuw, R.J.C.

2016. 53-53 Poster session presented at 40th Annual Meeting of the section Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Lunteren, Netherlands.

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Niestadt D, Naber J, Kokkelmans SJJMF, Spreeuw RJC. Magnetic trapping of Rydberg atoms. 2016. Poster session presented at 40th Annual Meeting of the section Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Lunteren, Netherlands.