CO2 Optical Lattices

Jonathan Pritchard, Mark Bason, Kevin Weatherill, Prof Charles Adams

We perform experiments on ultra cold atoms trapped in CO2 Laser optical lattices.
This work is motivated by research into Quantum Information Processing.
To download a recent talk given by Charles Adams that outlines the exciting prospects of using optical lattices in quantum computing, click here.

Spatially selective loading of an optical lattice by light shift engineering using an auxiliary laser field, New J Phys 8, 11 (2006) .
We perform research in the following areas
  • 1D and 3D Optical lattices
  • Enhanced Loading of optical lattices by manipulating excited state energy levels with other additional laser, light-shift engineering.
  • Quantum information processing