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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2004
  • pp: 183–190

Coherent backscattering of light by resonant atomic dipole transitions

David Wilkowski, Yannick Bidel, Thierry Chanelière, Dominique Delande, Thibaut Jonckheere, Bruce Klappauf, Guillaume Labeyrie, Christian Miniatura, Cord Axel Müller, Olivier Sigwarth, and Robin Kaiser  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 183-190 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.000183


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Abstract

We study coherent backscattering (CBS) of resonant light by cold atomic vapors, both experimentally and theoretically. The theory predicts a drastic reduction of the CBS enhancement factor when a degenerate internal structure is present in the ground state. We test this prediction in experiments using different atoms and various transitions.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling

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David Wilkowski, Yannick Bidel, Thierry Chanelière, Dominique Delande, Thibaut Jonckheere, Bruce Klappauf, Guillaume Labeyrie, Christian Miniatura, Cord Axel Müller, Olivier Sigwarth, and Robin Kaiser, "Coherent backscattering of light by resonant atomic dipole transitions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 183-190 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-1-183


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