Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 45, Issue 11, pp 1157–1165 | Cite as

1D atom localization via probe absorption spectrum in a four-level cascade-type atomic system

  • Xiao-Bing Xu
  • Shu-Long Gu
  • Zhi-Ping Wang


We present a simple scheme of atom localization in a subwavelength domain via manipulation of probe absorption spectrum in a four-level atomic system. Due to the joint quantum interference induced by the standing-wave and radio-frequency driving fields, the localization peak position and number as well as the conditional position probability can be controlled by properly adjusting the system parameters. The proposed scheme may provide a promising way to achieve high-precision and high-resolution 1D atom localization.


Atom localization Probe absorption spectrum Four-level atomic system 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11205001).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and Electronic EngineeringNanjing Xiaozhuang UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Opto-Electronic Information Acquisition and Manipulation of Ministry of EducationAnhui UniversityHefeiChina

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