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Investigations of Intensity Correlations of Scattered Light from Laser-Cooled Atoms

  • Samir Bali
  • Dominikus Hoffmann
  • José Simân
  • Thad Walker
Conference paper

Abstract

For a polarized light wave from a chaotic sample g (2)(τ) = 1 + S|g (1)(τ)|2, where g (2)(τ) ≡ 〈I*(t)I(t + τ)〉/〈I(t)〉2 is the degree of second order coherence [1]. S depends on the spatial coherence of the light-detection system, and is independent of τ. The degree of first-order coherence g (1)(τ) is simply the Fourier transform of the frequency spectrum I(ω). Thus g (2)(τ),the normalized intensity correlation function, gives spectral information about the light produced from the sample.

Keywords

Spatial Coherence Intensity Correlation Radiation Trapping Order Coherence Optical Molas 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samir Bali
    • 1
  • Dominikus Hoffmann
    • 1
  • José Simân
    • 1
  • Thad Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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