Tabosa, J. W. R. and Chen, G. and Hu, Z. and Lee, R. B. and Kimble, H. J. (1991) Nonlinear spectroscopy of cold atoms in a spontaneous-force optical trap. Physical Review Letters, 66 (25). pp. 3245-3249. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:TABprl91
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Probe-wave amplification and absorption spectra are reported for cesium atoms cooled and confined in a Zeeman-shift spontaneous-force optical trap. Novel spectral features are observed with narrow frequency widths and with single-pass gain of 20% in some cases. Negative radiation pressure is demonstrated as the mechanical consequence of optical gain and is investigated as a possible means for optical implosion of a trapped sample.
|Additional Information:||©1991 The American Physical Society. Received 5 December 1990. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, by Venture Research International, by the Office of Naval Research, and by the Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa-Brasil (J.W.R.T). We are grateful to Professor C. Wieman and Professor T. Walker whose generosity helped to initiate this program and to Professor K. Libbrecht for important contributions.|
|Subject Keywords:||RADIATION PRESSURE; SODIUM ATOMS; ABSORPTION; EMISSION; SYSTEM|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||11 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||18 Sep 2014 18:11|
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