Atom localization via phase and amplitude control of the driving field Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Control of amplitude and phase of the driving field in an atom-field interaction leads towards the strong line narrowing and quenching in the spontaneous emission spectrum. We exploit this fact for the atom localization scheme and achieve a much better spatial resolution in the conditional position probability distribution of the atom. Most importantly the quenching in the spontaneous emission manifests itself in reducing the periodicity in the conditional position probability distribution and hence the uncertainty in a particular position measurement of the single atom by a factor of 2. © 2002 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Ghafoor, F., Qamar, S., & Zubairy, M. S

citation count

  • 126

complete list of authors

  • Ghafoor, Fazal||Qamar, Sajid||Zubairy, M Suhail

publication date

  • January 2002