Influence of atomic recoil on power broadened lineshapes in 2-level atoms Academic Article uri icon


  • The power broadened absorption lineshapes of 2-level sodium atoms were carefully studied, using a frequency stabilized cw dye laser and a highly collimated atomic beam. At low driving fields the absorption lineshape was lorentzian as expected. However, at field intensities greater than 50 mW/cm2, the lineshape exhibited an asymmetry which was attributed to atomic recoil effects. 1981.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Hemmer, P. R., Wu, F. Y., & Ezekiel, S.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Hemmer, PR||Wu, FY||Ezekiel, S

publication date

  • July 1981