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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1995
  • pp: 413–415

Detection of atomic interference through collective radiation

C. Schnurr, T. Savard, L. J. Wang, and J. E. Thomas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 413-415 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.000413


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Abstract

We demonstrate a unique atomic interferometer employing collective radiation from the atoms to measure the atomic phase. Atomic coherence is detected by interference of a continuous free-induction decay field and a continuous photon-echo field that originate in spatially separated regions of an atomic beam. Using this system, we measure the 180° phase shift of a J = 0 atomic state that undergoes a 2π-rotation of the Bloch vector or a two-level optical transition.

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Original Manuscript: August 4, 1994
Published: February 15, 1995

Citation
C. Schnurr, T. Savard, L. J. Wang, and J. E. Thomas, "Detection of atomic interference through collective radiation," Opt. Lett. 20, 413-415 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-4-413


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