J. Phys. IV France
Volume 119, November 2004
Page(s) 179 - 180

J. Phys. IV France 119 (2004) 179-180

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004119046

Spectroscopy in a sub-micrometer thick cell or how to probe the atom-surface interaction with a nanometric spatial resolution

G. Dutier1, A. Yarovitski1, S. Saltiel1, D. Sarkisyan1, A. Papoyan1, T. Varzhapetyan1, D. Bloch1 and M. Ducloy1

1  Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, UMR 7538 du CNRS, Université Paris 13, 99 Av. JB Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse, France

Spectroscopy in a thin cell of dilute vapour, with a sub-micrometer thickness (varying locally in a ~50 nm - 1 $\mu$m range) offers interesting possibilities to probe the atom-surface interaction in an unexplored distance range.

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