Revealing the optical footprint of the atom

Atom shifting phase - Centre for Quantum Dynamics, Griffith University
Centre for Quantum Dynamics
New images have been captured by researchers at Griffith University of light bending around a single atom. The research was carried out at Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics, using a laser beam directed at a single charged Ytterbium atom suspended in a vacuum. The ion was fixed in position by a high voltage electrical field. […]