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Title: Localisation of atomic populations in the optical radiation field

The possibility of two-dimensional spatial localisation of atomic populations under the influence of the travelling wave fields in the tripod-configuration of quantum states is studied for the first time. Three travelling waves propagating in the same plane at an angle of 120┬░ to each other form a system of standing waves under the influence of which atomic populations are localised. The size of the region of spatial localisation of the populations, in principle, can be hundredths of a wavelength of optical radiation. (quantum optics)
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Saint-Petersburg State University (Russian Federation)
  2. St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22373353
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; QUANTUM OPTICS; QUANTUM STATES; STANDING WAVES; TRAVELLING WAVES; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; WAVE PROPAGATION