Stochastic dynamics of a few sodium atoms in a cold potassium cloud

Abstract

We report on the stochastic dynamics of a few sodium atoms immersed in a cold potassium cloud. The studies are realized in a dual-species magneto-optical trap by continuously monitoring the emitted fluorescence of the two atomic species. We investigate the time evolution of sodium and potassium atoms in a unified statistical language and study the detection limits. We resolve the sodium atom dynamics accurately, which provides a fit free analysis. This work paves the path towards precise statistical studies of the dynamical properties of few atoms immersed in complex quantum environments.

Publication
arXiv:2101.01135
Rohit Prasad Bhatt
Rohit Prasad Bhatt
PhD Student
Jan Kilinc
Jan Kilinc
PhD Student
Lilo Höcker
Lilo Höcker
PhD Student
Fred Jendrzejewski
Fred Jendrzejewski
Assistant Professor

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