Ultralow-power local laser control of the dimer density in alkali-metal vapors through photodesorption Academic Article uri icon


  • Ultralow-power diode-laser radiation is employed to induce photodesorption of cesium from a partially transparent thin-film cesium adsorbate on a solid surface. Using resonant Raman spectroscopy, we demonstrate that this photodesorption process enables an accurate local optical control of the density of dimer molecules in alkali-metal vapors. 2012 American Institute of Physics.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Jha, P. K., Dorfman, K. E., Yi, Z., Yuan, L., Sautenkov, V. A., Rostovtsev, Y. V., ... Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Jha, Pankaj K||Dorfman, Konstantin E||Yi, Zhenhuan||Yuan, Luqi||Sautenkov, Vladimir A||Rostovtsev, Yuri V||Welch, George R||Zheltikov, Aleksei M||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • August 2012