FM spectroscopy in recoil-induced resonances


Journal Article

We report on an experimental study of recoil-induced resonances as a method of velocimetry for cold atomic samples. We present a refined experimental method that greatly improves the sensitivity of the measurement over previous experiments. Using frequency-modulation (FM) spectroscopy techniques we achieve a sensitivity that approaches the shot noise limit. In addition, we present a novel approach to deriving the line shape of the observed signal, based on the concept of quantum transport and tunnelling in motional Bloch bands.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fischer, MC; Dudarev, AM; Gutiérrez-Medina, B; Raizen, MG

Published Date

  • August 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 279 - 287

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1464-4266

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/1464-4266/3/4/313

Citation Source

  • Scopus