Dynamic selective reflection from a low-density atomic vapor

Takahisa Mitsui, Katsumi Sakurai

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The dynamics of selective reflection when atomic vapor density is modulated are studied. In our theoretical work, we found a new type of light emission in selectively reflected light, which differs from that of ordinary selective reflection. It is understood to be backscattering from a moving dynamic grating created in density-modulated atomic vapor. Experimentally, the dynamics of the selective reflection are studied by analyzing the intensity spectrum of the reflected light intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)896-904
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Brillouin scattering
  • Dynamic grating
  • Laser diode
  • Optical pumping
  • Rayleigh backscattering
  • Rb atom
  • Selective reflection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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