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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1552–1554

Optical detection of cold atoms without spontaneous emission

V. Savalli, G. Zs. K. Horvath, P. D. Featonby, L. Cognet, N. Westbrook, C. I. Westbrook, and A. Aspect  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 22, pp. 1552-1554 (1999)

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We have demonstrated nondestructive detection of cold atoms with a probe laser by a frequency-modulation spectroscopy technique. We were able to tune the probe laser and its sidebands far from atomic resonance to reduce the spontaneous emission to less than 0.2 photon per atom during detection.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(300.6380) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, modulation

V. Savalli, G. Zs. K. Horvath, P. D. Featonby, L. Cognet, N. Westbrook, C. I. Westbrook, and A. Aspect, "Optical detection of cold atoms without spontaneous emission," Opt. Lett. 24, 1552-1554 (1999)

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