1 SDU NanoSYD, The Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU2 The Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU3 Marian Smoluchowski Institute, Jagiellonian University4 SDU NanoSYD, The Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU
The measurements of the inelastic photon scattering in the optical dipole mirror created by a quasi-resonant evanescent wave are presented. The momentum transfer between an evanescent wave and cold atoms accompanying the atom reflection are discussed for a single and double evanescent wave configurations. The latter configuration allows 10-fold reduction of the systematic errors in the measurements. A simple theoretical description is provided to account for any saturation parameter in the interaction of an atom and evanescent field. A large number of photons scattered from a quasi-resonant evanescent wave makes this method a promising tool for investigations of surface related phenomena.
Optics Communications, 2013, Vol 297, Issue June, p. 59-64