Doppler-free saturated selective reflection with copropagating pump-probe method

Takahisa Mitsui, Hidetoshi Numata, Katsumi Sakurai

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Doppler-free spectroscopy of high density atomic vapor has been demonstrated using copropagating pumpprobe selective reflection. The observed narrow resonance has been interpreted theoretically taking account of the saturation of the atomic vapor. Our theory predicts that the saturation effect due to optical pumping is not uniform over the Doppler-broadened transition and is prominent at zero velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4083-4087
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Doppler-free spectroscopy
  • FM selective reflection
  • Laser diode
  • Optical pumping
  • Rb
  • Saturation
  • Selective reflection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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