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Mirror-assisted backscattering interferometry to measure the first-order correlation function of the light emitted by quantum scatterers

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Author(s):
Dias, P. G. S. [1] ; Frometa, M. [2] ; Magnani, P. H. N. [1] ; Theophilo, K. R. B. [2, 3] ; Hugbart, M. [4] ; Courteille, Ph W. [2] ; Celistrino Teixeira, R. [1]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Fis, Rod Washington Luis, Km 235, SP 310, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos, CP 369, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] ICFO Inst Photon Sci, Mediterranean Technol Pk, Castelldefels 08860, Barcelona - Spain
[4] Univ Cote Azur, CNRS, INPHYNI, F-06560 Valbonne - France
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review A; v. 104, n. 5 NOV 22 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

We present a method to obtain the first-order temporal correlation function, g((1))(tau), of the light scattered by an assembly of pointlike quantum scatterers, or equivalently its spectral power distribution. This method is based on the mirror-assisted backscattering interferometric setup. The contrast of its angular fringes was already linked to the convolution of g((1))(tau) for different Rabi frequencies taking into account the incoming spatial intensity profile of the probe beam, but we show here that by simply adding a half wave plate to the interferometer in a specific configuration, the fringe contrast becomes g((1))(tau) of the light scattered by atoms, which are now all subjected to the same laser intensity. This method has direct application to obtaining the saturated spectrum of quantum systems. We discuss some nontrivial aspects of this interferometric setup and propose an analogy with a double Mach-Zehnder interferometer. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07276-1 - CEPOF - Optics and Photonic Research Center
Grantee:Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 18/23873-3 - Coherent transport of light in dense atomic clouds
Grantee:Raul Celistrino Teixeira
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants