On the recoil and Doppler shifts

Stephen M. Barnett

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Abstract

The recoil shift due to the finite mass of an absorbing atom is, when viewed in the right way, simply part of the total Doppler shift. This is true both in the low speed and relativistic limits and also for the reflection of light from a low-mass mirror.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1445-1447
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume57
Issue number14-15
Early online date10 Feb 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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Keywords

  • Dopper shift
  • recoil shift
  • laser cooling

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Barnett, Stephen M. / On the recoil and Doppler shifts. In: Journal of Modern Optics. 2010 ; Vol. 57, No. 14-15. pp. 1445-1447.
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In: Journal of Modern Optics, Vol. 57, No. 14-15, 08.2010, p. 1445-1447.

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