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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Modern Optics|
|Early online date||10 Feb 2010|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2010|
- Dopper shift
- recoil shift
- laser cooling