High finesse bow-tie cavity for strong atom-photon coupling in Rydberg arrays

We report a high-finesse bow-tie cavity designed for atomic physics experiments with Rydberg atom arrays. The cavity has a finesse of 51,000 and a waist of 7.1μm at the cesium D2 line (852 nm). With these parameters, the cavity is expected to induce strong coupling between a single atom and a single photon, corresponding to a cooperativity per traveling mode of 35 at the cavity waist. To trap and image atoms, the cavity setup utilizes two in-vacuum aspheric lenses with a numerical aperture (NA) of 0.35 and is capable of housingNA = 0.5 microscope objectives. In addition, the large atom-mirror distance ($≳<#comment/>1.5$cm) provides good optical access and minimizes stray electric fields at the position of the atoms. This cavity setup can operate in tandem with a Rydberg array platform, creating a fully connected system for quantum simulation and computation.

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10372756
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Optics Express
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30
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21
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Article No. 37426
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1094-4087; OPEXFF
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Optical Society of America
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