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Dynamic of cold-atom tips in anharmonic potentials

Menold, Tobias; Federsel, Peter; Rogulj, Carola; Hölscher, Hendrik 1; Fortágh, József; Günther, Andreas
1 Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik (IMT), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

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.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000062560
DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.7.148
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik (IMT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2190-4286
KITopen-ID: 1000062560
HGF-Programm 43.22.01 (POF III, LK 01) Functionality by Design
Erschienen in Beilstein journal of nanotechnology
Verlag Beilstein-Institut
Band 7
Seiten 1543–1555
Schlagwörter anharmonic motion, cold-atom scanning probe microscopy, dephasing, dynamic mode, tip oscillation
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