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Dynamic of cold-atom tips in anharmonic potentials

Menold, Tobias; Federsel, Peter; Rogulj, Carola; Hölscher, Hendrik; Fortágh, József; Günther, Andreas

Abstract (englisch):
Background: Understanding the dynamics of ultracold quantum gases in an anharmonic potential is essential for applications in the new field of cold-atom scanning probe microscopy. Therein, cold atomic ensembles are used as sensitive probe tips to investigate nanostructured surfaces and surface-near potentials, which typically cause anharmonic tip motion.

Results: Besides a theoretical description of this anharmonic tip motion, we introduce a novel method for detecting the cold-atom tip dynamics in situ and real time. In agreement with theory, the first measurements show that particle interactions and anharmonic motion have a significant impact on the tip dynamics.

Conclusion: Our findings will be crucial for the realization of high-sensitivity force spectroscopy with cold-atom tips and could possibly allow for the development of advanced spectroscopic techniques such as Q-control.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik (IMT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.7.148
ISSN: 2190-4286
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-625601
KITopen ID: 1000062560
HGF-Programm 43.22.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Beilstein journal of nanotechnology
Band 7
Seiten 1543–1555
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Lizenz: Dieses Werk ist lizenziert unter CC BY 4.0 International
Schlagworte anharmonic motion, cold-atom scanning probe microscopy, dephasing, dynamic mode, tip oscillation
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