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High-precision atom localization via controllable spontaneous emission in a cycle-configuration atomic system.

Authors
  • Ding, Chunling1
  • Li, Jiahua
  • Yu, Rong
  • Hao, Xiangying
  • Wu, Ying
  • 1 Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics and School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Optics Express
Publisher
The Optical Society
Publication Date
Mar 26, 2012
Volume
20
Issue
7
Pages
7870–7885
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.007870
PMID: 22453461
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A scheme for realizing two-dimensional (2D) atom localization is proposed based on controllable spontaneous emission in a coherently driven cycle-configuration atomic system. As the spatial-position-dependent atom-field interaction, the frequency of the spontaneously emitted photon carries the information about the position of the atom. Therefore, by detecting the emitted photon one could obtain the position information available, and then we demonstrate high-precision and high-resolution 2D atom localization induced by the quantum interference between the multiple spontaneous decay channels. Moreover, we can achieve 100% probability of finding the atom at an expected position by choosing appropriate system parameters under certain conditions.

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