Coherent light transport in a cold strontium cloud.

@article{Bidel2002CoherentLT,
  title={Coherent light transport in a cold strontium cloud.},
  author={Y Bidel and Bruce George Klappauf and J. C. Bernard and Dominique Delande and Guillaume Labeyrie and C Miniatura and David Wilkowski and Robin Kaiser},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={88 20},
  pages={203902}
}
We study light coherent transport in the weak localization regime using magneto-optically cooled strontium atoms. The coherent backscattering cone is measured in the four polarization channels using light resonant with a J(g) = 0-->J(e) = 1 transition of the strontium atom. We find an enhancement factor close to 2 in the helicity preserving channel, in agreement with theoretical predictions. This observation confirms the effect of internal structure as the key mechanism for the contrast… CONTINUE READING

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