Atom localization via resonance fluorescence

Sajid Qamar, Shi Yao ZHU, M. Suhail Zubairy

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We propose a simple scheme of atom localization based on resonance fluorescence from a standing-wave field. The Rabi frequency is position dependent and therefore the spontaneously emitted photon carries the information of the atomic center-of-mass motion. This leads to atom localization even during the flight through the standing-wave field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number63806
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2000

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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