February 02 2012

New article: New J. Phys. 14, 023002

Cavity cooling of a trapped atom using electromagnetically induced transparency
Marc Bienert and Giovanna Morigi
New J. Phys. 14, 023002 (2012).

A cooling scheme for trapped atoms is proposed, which combines cavity-enhanced scattering and electromagnetically induced transparency. The cooling dynamics exploits a three-photon resonance, which combines laser and cavity excitations. It is shown that relatively fast ground-state cooling can be achieved in the Lamb–Dicke regime and for large cooperativity. Efficient ground-state cooling is found for parameters of ongoing experiments.

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