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|Title:||Interfacing light and single atoms with a lens|
|Authors:||Tey, M.K. |
|Citation:||Tey, M.K., Maslennikov, G., Liew, T.C.H., Aljunid, S.A., Huber, F., Chng, B., Chen, Z., Scarani, V., Kurtsiefer, C. (2009-04-07). Interfacing light and single atoms with a lens. New Journal of Physics 11 : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/11/4/043011|
|Abstract:||We characterize the interaction between a single atom or similar microscopic system and a light field via the scattering ratio. For this, we first derive the electrical field in a strongly focused Gaussian light beam, and then consider the atomic response. Following the simple scattering model, the fraction of scattered optical power for a weak coherent probe field leads to unphysical scattering ratios above 1 in the strong focusing regime. A refined model considering interference between the exciting and scattered field into finitesized detectors or optical fibers is presented, and compared with experimental extinction measurements for various focusing strengths. © IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft.|
|Source Title:||New Journal of Physics|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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