Physical Review A
We report investigation of near-resonance light scattering from a cold and dense atomic gas of 87Rb atoms. Measurements are made for probe frequencies tuned near the F=2→ F'=3 nearly closed hyperfine transition, with particular attention paid to the dependence of the scattered light intensity on detuning from resonance, the number of atoms in the sample, and atomic sample size. We find that, over a wide range of experimental variables, the optical depth of the atomic sample serves as an effective single scaling parameter which describes well all the experimental data.
Original Publication Citation
Kemp, K. J., Roof, S. J., Havey, M. D., Sokolov, I. M., Kupriyanov, D. V., & Guerin, W. (2020). Optical-depth scaling of light scattering from a dense and cold atomic 87Rb gas. Physical Review A, 101(3), 033832. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.101.033832
Kemp, K. J.; Roof, S. J.; Havey, M. D.; Sokolov, I. M.; Kupriyanov, D. V.; and Guerin, W., "Optical-Depth Scaling of Light Scattering From a Dense and Cold Atomic 87Rb Gas" (2020). Physics Faculty Publications. 420.