Experimental evidence for compensation of Doppler broadening by light shifts

S. Reynaud, M. Himbert, J. Dupont-Roc, H. H. Stroke, C. Cohen-Tannoudji

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    Abstract

    Velocity-dependent light shifts may be used to suppress the Doppler broadening of an atomic spectral line observed along a given direction. We present emission spectra of Ne20 demonstrating the existence of such an effect for an appreciable portion of the atoms. Various possible applications taking advantage of the high anisotropy of this effect are suggested.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)756-759
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume42
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1979

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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