Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics Letters

, Volume 80, Issue 4, pp 236–240

High-contrast dark resonances on the D1 line of alkali metals in the field of counterpropagating waves

Authors

  • A. V. Taichenachev
    • Institute of Laser Physics, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of Sciences
  • V. I. Yudin
    • Institute of Laser Physics, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of Sciences
  • V. L. Velichansky
    • Lebedev Institute of PhysicsRussian Academy of Sciences
  • S. V. Kargapoltsev
    • Lebedev Institute of PhysicsRussian Academy of Sciences
  • R. Wynands
    • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
  • J. Kitching
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • L. Hollberg
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology
Atoms, Spectra, Radiations

DOI: 10.1134/1.1813678

Cite this article as:
Taichenachev, A.V., Yudin, V.I., Velichansky, V.L. et al. Jetp Lett. (2004) 80: 236. doi:10.1134/1.1813678

Abstract

A new method providing a significant increase in the amplitude and contrast of dark resonances is proposed. The method is based on the use of the σ+−σ configuration of polarized counterpropagating waves, D1-line excitation in alkali metal atoms, and small-sized cells. Qualitative considerations of the scheme are confirmed by the results of numerical calculations. A variant of a standing wave with homogeneous circular polarization is also discussed.

PACS numbers

42.50.Gy42.62.−b

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