Visibility of Young's Interference Fringes: Scattered Light from Small Ion Crystals

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Autor(en): Wolf S, Wechs J, von Zanthier J, Schmidt-Kaler F
Zeitschrift: Physical Review Letters
Verlag: American Physical Society
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2016
Band: 116
Heftnummer: 18
ISSN: 0031-9007


Abstract


We observe interference in the light scattered from trapped Ca-40(+) ion crystals. By varying the intensity of the excitation laser, we study the influence of elastic and inelastic scattering on the visibility of the fringe pattern and discriminate its effect from that of the ion temperature and wave-packet localization. In this way we determine the complex degree of coherence and the mutual coherence of light fields produced by individual atoms. We obtain interference fringes from crystals consisting of two, three, and four ions in a harmonic trap. Control of the trapping potential allows for the adjustment of the interatomic distances and thus the formation of linear arrays of atoms serving as a regular grating of microscopic scatterers.



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

von Zanthier, Joachim Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik


Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


Zitierweisen

APA:
Wolf, S., Wechs, J., von Zanthier, J., & Schmidt-Kaler, F. (2016). Visibility of Young's Interference Fringes: Scattered Light from Small Ion Crystals. Physical Review Letters, 116(18). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.183002

MLA:
Wolf, Sebastian, et al. "Visibility of Young's Interference Fringes: Scattered Light from Small Ion Crystals." Physical Review Letters 116.18 (2016).

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