publisher = {OSA},
doi = {10.1364/OL.39.002932},
title = {Optical dipole mirror for cold atoms based on a metallic diffraction grating},
url = {http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-10-2932},
journal = {Opt. Lett.},
author = {Tomasz Kawalec and Dobros{\l}awa Bartoszek-Bober and Roman Pana\'{s} and Jacek Fiutowski and Aleksandra P{\l}awecka and Horst-G\""{u}nter Rubahn},
month = {May},
volume = {39},
year = {2014},
pages = {2932--2935},
number = {10},
abstract = {We report on the realization of a plasmonic dipole mirror for cold atoms based on a metallic grating coupler. A cloud of atoms is reflected by the repulsive potential generated by surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) excited on a reflection gold grating by a 780\&\#xA0;nm laser beam. Experimentally and numerically determined mirror efficiencies are close to 100\%. The intensity of SPPs above a real grating coupler and the atomic trajectories, as well as the momentum dispersion of the atom cloud being reflected, are computed. A suggestion is given as to how the plasmonic mirror might serve as an optical atom chip.},
keywords = {Diffraction gratings; Microstructure fabrication; Surface plasmons; Laser cooling}