3 years ago

Ultrarobust calibration of an optical lattice depth based on a phase shift.

V. Brunaud, C. Cabrera-Gutiérrez, M. Arnal, A. Fortun, J. Billy, T. Kawalec, D. Guéry-Odelin, E. Michon

We report on a new method to calibrate the depth of an optical lattice. It consists in triggering the intrasite dipole mode of the cloud by a sudden phase shift. The corresponding oscillatory motion is directly related to the intraband frequencies on a large range of lattice depths. Remarkably, for a moderate displacement, a single frequency dominates this oscillation for the zeroth and first order interference pattern observed after a sufficiently long time-of-flight. The method is robust against atom-atom interactions and the exact value of the extra external confinement of the initial trapping potential.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.08784

DOI: arXiv:1801.08784v1

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