Theory of Doppler-free spectroscopy with -thick vapor cells Academic Article uri icon


  • A simple model of the Voigt spectral profile is employed to analyze the influence of the sizes of a vapor cell on the shape of the spectral contour of the linear susceptibility. The width of a resonant spectral line observed in transmission and absorption spectra measured with such a vapor cell is shown to tend to the natural width as one of the sizes of the vapor cell approaches the wavelength of the spectral line. The possibility of using -thick vapor cells, as well as one- and two-dimensional photonic band-gap structures for high resolution measurements is discussed. 2001 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

published proceedings

  • Physics Letters A

author list (cited authors)

  • Naumov, A. N., Podshivalov, A. A., Drabovich, K. N., Miles, R. B., & Zheltikov, A. M.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Naumov, AN||Podshivalov, AA||Drabovich, KN||Miles, RB||Zheltikov, AM

publication date

  • October 2001