Selective reflection by atomic vapor: experiments and self-consistent theory
Institute for Physical Research, NAS of Armenia, Ashtarak-2, 378410 Armenia
Corresponding author: a firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 1 August 2005
Published online: 27 September 2005
Selective reflection of laser radiation from the interface between atomic vapor and a dielectric is studied for a wide range of vapor density. A self-consistent model is developed, some analytical results are obtained, as well as a number of curves are computed that are in good agreement with experimental spectra measured in cesium and rubidium vapor cells.
PACS: 39.30.+w – Spectroscopic techniques / 42.25.Gy – Edge and boundary effects; reflection and refraction / 32.70.Jz – Line shapes, widths, and shifts
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2005