Random Scattering by Atomic Density Fluctuations in Optical Lattices

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki, V. M. Akulin
2001 Physical Review Letters  
We investigate hitherto unexplored regimes of probe scattering by atoms trapped in optical lattices: weak scattering by effectively random atomic density distributions and multiple scattering by arbitrary atomic distributions. Both regimes are predicted to exhibit a universal semicircular scattering lineshape for large density fluctuations, which depend on temperature and quantum statistics.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.86.3518 pmid:11328012 fatcat:svbdea376radjpeufoopuq7mzq