Efficient three-dimensional atom localization using probe absorption in a diamond-configuration atomic system Academic Article uri icon


  • 2019 IOP Publishing Ltd. A new scheme for three-dimensional (3D) atom localization is proposed based on measuring the probe absorption spectra in a four-level diamond-configuration atomic system, in which the atom interacts with three orthogonal standing-wave laser fields. Due to spatial-dependent interaction between atom and fields, position information of the atom can be obtained by measuring the absorption spectra of the weak probe field. The results show that atom localization properties can be significantly improved and some interesting spatial localization structures such as double-layer lantern-like, single-layer lantern-like, gourd-like, cylinder-like, and ellipsoid-like patterns can be achieved when we adjust system parameters properly. Most importantly, we can find the atom at a particular position in 3D space with 100% probability under appropriate conditions.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, D., Yu, R., Sun, Z., Ding, C., & Zubairy, M. S.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Duo||Yu, Rong||Sun, Zhaoyu||Ding, Chunling||Zubairy, M Suhail

publication date

  • January 2019