Sub-Wavelength Resonance Imaging and Addressing of Cesium Atoms Trapped in an Optical Lattice
AuthorLee, Jae Hoon
AdvisorJessen, Poul S.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractWe demonstrate a resonance imaging protocol for optical lattices that enables robust preparation and single qubit addressing of atoms with sub-wavelength resolution in 1D. A 3D optical lattice consisting of three sets of independent 1D counter- propagating laser beams provides the trapping potential for the atoms. On this optical lattice platform, a long-period 1D superlattice is imposed by interfering two laser beams at a shallow angle centered at the atoms. This superlattice creates a position-dependent shift of the qubit transition frequency defined between two spin states in the ground manifold. Isolated 2D planes of atoms are prepared by flipping the resonant spins with a microwave pulse and removing the non-resonant spins by pushing them out of the lattice with a resonant laser beam. The periodic planes of atoms that are prepared can be imaged by applying another microwave pulse and detecting the fluorescence from the spins that flip back to the initial state, as a function of superlattice displacement between the preparation and read-out pulses. By employing these new techniques for sub-wavelength imaging, we tested the effectiveness of using composite pulses for addressing the trapped atoms in an optical lattice. Composite pulse techniques can be used to reduce the sensitivity of the addressing to small variations in the relative position and intensity of the lattices. This robustness is achieved by applying numerically generated composite pulses that have a constant atomic response within a target range of relative lattice positions and intensities. We designed a composite microwave pulse that flips the spin with near unit fidelity for all atoms that are positioned within a target spatial region, while conserving the spin of the atoms outside of that region. This cannot be accomplished with plain pulses due to off-resonant excitation. We also expanded the concept of this technique for robustly addressing spins even further to implement independent unitaries, or single qubit quantum gates, across several adjacent lattice sites. Finally, in order to quantitatively measure the fidelity of these robust composite pulses, we perform a randomized benchmarking procedure, which was first proposed by Knill.
Degree ProgramGraduate College