Stuttgart 2012 – wissenschaftliches Programm
Q 61.8: Vortrag
Freitag, 16. März 2012, 12:15–12:30, V7.01
Direct detection of n-particle atomic correlations via light scattering — Luling Jin1,2, Mihai Macovei1, and •Jörg Evers1 — 1Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg — 2Department of Physics, Northwest University, Xi’an, China
The creation and direct detection of n-particle atomic correlations in ensembles of atoms is discussed. For this, we study an ensemble of laser-driven atoms in which either a dipole-dipole or a Rydberg-Rydberg interaction leads to the formation of correlations between the internal degrees of freedom of the atom. We show that light scattering can be used to imprint information about these correlations onto light, and reveal how this information can be extracted from the statistical properties of the scattered light. As main result we find that observation in certain detection directions allows to directly and individually measure n-particle atomic correlations. Complementary, we discuss a method to experimentally determine the interesting detection positions.