Abstract

We demonstrate quantitative phase imaging of a neutral atomic beam by using a noninterferometric technique. A collimated thermal atomic beam is phase shifted by an off-resonant traveling laser beam with both a Gaussian and a TEM01 profile and with both red and blue detuning of as much as 50 GHz. Phase variations of more than 1000 rad were recovered from velocity-selective measurements of the propagation of the atomic beam and were found to be in quantitative agreement with theoretical predictions based on independently measured phase object intensity profiles and detunings.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Dark-hollow-beam guiding and splitting of a low-velocity atomic beam

Min Yan, Jianping Yin, and Yifu Zhu
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(11) 1817-1820 (2000)

Noninterferometric quantitative phase imaging with soft x rays

Brendan E. Allman, Phillip J. McMahon, Justine B. Tiller, Keith A. Nugent, David Paganin, Anton Barty, Ian McNulty, Sean P. Frigo, Yuxin Wang, and Cornelia C. Retsch
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17(10) 1732-1743 (2000)

X-ray noninterferometric phase imaging: a unified picture

Keith A. Nugent
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24(2) 536-547 (2007)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription