Optical probing of cold trapped atoms

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Transitions between excited states of laser-cooled and laser-trapped rubidium and cesium atoms are probed by use of fiber and diode lasers. High-resolution Doppler-free spectra are detected by observation of the absorption and fluorescence of light from the intermediate level of two-step cascade systems. The optical double-resonance spectra show Autler-Townes splitting in the weak probe limit and more complicated spectra for a strongly coupled three-level system. © 1993 Optical Society of America.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fox, RW; Robinson, HG; Gilbert, SL; Hollberg, L; Marquardt, JH

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 17

Start / End Page

  • 1456 - 1458

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/OL.18.001456

Citation Source

  • Scopus