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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2008
  • pp: 375–377

Site-resolved Bragg scattering

Birjoo Vaishnav and David S. Weiss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 4, pp. 375-377 (2008)

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We numerically calculate the reliability with which one can optically determine the presence or absence of an individual scatterer in a randomly occupied three-dimensional array of well-localized, coherently radiating scatterers. The reliability depends on the ratio of lattice spacing to wavelength and on the numerical aperture of the imaging system. The behavior can be qualitatively understood by considering the dependence of Bragg scattering modes on lattice spacing. These results are of interest for atomic implementations of quantum information processing.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: December 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2007
Published: February 14, 2008

Birjoo Vaishnav and David S. Weiss, "Site-resolved Bragg scattering," Opt. Lett. 33, 375-377 (2008)

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