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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2004
  • pp: 232–234

Off-resonant defocus-contrast imaging of cold atoms

Lincoln D. Turner, Karl P. Weber, David Paganin, and Robert E. Scholten  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 232-234 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000232


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Abstract

We demonstrate the retrieval of column-density images of cold atoms, using a noninterferometric phase-recovery technique based on a single off-resonant and defocused intensity image. The quantitative column density is retrieved via Fourier inversion and remains robust with respect to detuning and defocus. The technique offers excellent prospects for simple, nondestructive imaging of atoms in magnetic and optical traps and condensates.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

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Lincoln D. Turner, Karl P. Weber, David Paganin, and Robert E. Scholten, "Off-resonant defocus-contrast imaging of cold atoms," Opt. Lett. 29, 232-234 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-3-232


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