Toward cold atom guidance in a hollow-core photonic crystal fibre using a blue detuned hollow laser beam

Jerome Poulin

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    Abstract

    This thesis describes advances and techniques toward the efficient coupling of cold rubidium atoms into a low loss hollow core photonic crystal fibre using a blue-detuned first order hollow beam. In the proposed system, the low diffraction of the blue-detuned first order hollow beam acts as a repulsive potential optical funnel that allows the coupling of cold atoms under the influence of gravity into the fibre's hollow core. Using a low loss fibre with a blue detuned hollow beam shows potential for guiding atoms over distances on the laboratory scale, which would enable new applications in nanofabrication and optical metrology.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date19 Sep 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2015

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