Resonance fluorescence of a laser-cooled atom in a non-harmonic potential
1 Theoretische Physik, Universität des
2 Hohenzollern Gymnasium, 72488 Sigmaringen, Germany
Received in final form: 9 August 2016
Published online: 20 October 2016
We investigate a single laser driven atom trapped in a non-harmonic potential. We present the performance of ground-state laser cooling and Doppler cooling and the signatures of the center-of-mass motion in the power spectrum of the scattered light. In order to illustrate the results we provide two explicit examples for the confining potential: the infinite square well and the Morse potential.
Key words: Quantum Optics
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