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Scattering of an atom near a mirror to form a standing light wave field
Author(s): V. A. Grinchuk; Irina A. Grishina; E. F. Kuzin; M. L. Nagaeva; G. A. Ryabenko; V. P. Yakovlev
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present some new results concerning the observed anomalous frequency properties of the process of the neutral atom scattering in the standing light wave field near the reflecting mirror. The investigations were carried out using the method of scattering of the sodium atomic strip beam, intersecting at right angle the region of the standing light wave field. The standing light wave field was formed by two counterpropagating waves of resonant laser radiation -- incident and reflected from the mirror, mounted at a distance of about 1 cm from the atomic beam. The coherence length of the laser radiation was about 10 cm, that's why the interaction of atoms with the field of two counterpropagating light waves was coherent. The width of the strip atomic beam (a equals 0.02 cm) was much less than the distance to the mirror. The specific feature of the given setup is the use of pulsed laser radiation with the duration (tau) less than 1/(gamma) ((gamma) -1- the time of resonant level spontaneous decay), so the atoms are scattered only due to the induced light pressure force. In this paper the detailed investigation of the distance R influence on the scattering process was carried out. With this purpose the mirror was mounted at different distances from the atomic beam. (truncated)

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2799, Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements, (6 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239812
Show Author Affiliations
V. A. Grinchuk, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Irina A. Grishina, General Physics Institute (Russia)
E. F. Kuzin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
M. L. Nagaeva, General Physics Institute (Russia)
G. A. Ryabenko, General Physics Institute (Russia)
V. P. Yakovlev, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2799:
Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements
Sergei N. Bagayev; Anatoly S. Chirkin, Editor(s)

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