New type of doppler free spectroscopy by heterodyne detection of backward-scattered light from velocity-selected atoms

Takahisa Mitsui, Hidetoshi Numata, Katsumi Sakurai

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We demonstrated a new type of Doppler free spectroscopy by using optical heterodyne detection of the backward-scattered light from Rb atoms velocity-selected by a single-mode diode laser. The principle is based on the Doppler-shifted backward light scattering due to the number density inhomogeneity of velocity-selected atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5717-5720
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number12 R
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec



  • Backscattered light
  • Doppler free spectroscopy
  • Rb atom
  • Selective reflection

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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