Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics)
We report an experimental study of correlated multiple light scattering in an ultracold gas of 85Rb confined in a magneto-optic trap. Measurements are made of the polarization dependence of the spatial and spectral profile of light backscattered from the sample. The results show an interferometric enhancement sensitive to coherent multiple scattering in the atomic gas, and strong variations with the polarization of the incident and detected light. The spatial width and peak value of the enhancement are found to be dependent on the sample size. Comparison of all the measurements with realistic quantum Monte Carlo simulations yields a very good agreemen
Original Publication Citation
Kulatunga, P., Sukenik, C.I., Balik, S., Havey, M.D., Kupriyanov, D.V., & Sokolov, I.M. (2003). Measurement of correlated multiple light scattering in ultracold atomic 85Rb. Physical Review A, 68(3), 33816. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.68.033816
Kulatunga, P.; Sukenik, C. I.; Balik, S.; Havey, M. D.; Kupriyanov, D. V.; and Sokolov, I. M., "Measurement of Correlated Multiple Light Scattering in Utracold Atomic 85Rb" (2003). Physics Faculty Publications. 15.