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Rayleigh scattering and atomic dynamics in dissipative optical lattices

Carminati, FR; Sanchez-Palencia, L; Schiavoni, M; Renzoni, F; Grynberg, G; (2003) Rayleigh scattering and atomic dynamics in dissipative optical lattices. PHYS REV LETT , 90 (4) , Article 043901. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.043901. Green open access

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Abstract

We investigate Rayleigh scattering in dissipative optical lattices. In particular, following recent proposals [S. Guibal et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 4709 (1997); C. Jurczak et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1727 (1996)], we study whether the Rayleigh resonance originates from the diffraction on a density grating and is therefore a probe of transport of atoms in optical lattices. It turns out that this is not the case: the Rayleigh line is instead a measure of the cooling rate, while spatial diffusion contributes to the scattering spectrum with a much broader resonance.

Type: Article
Title: Rayleigh scattering and atomic dynamics in dissipative optical lattices
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.043901
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.043901
Language: English
Additional information: © 2003 The American Physical Society
Keywords: SPATIAL DIFFUSION, RESONANCE, MOLASSES
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Physics and Astronomy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/96632
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