On the recoil and Doppler shifts

Barnett, S.M. (2010) On the recoil and Doppler shifts. Journal of Modern Optics, 57(14-15), pp. 1445-1447. (doi:10.1080/09500341003605437)

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Abstract

The recoil shift due to the finite mass of an absorbing atom is, when viewed in the right way, simply part of the total Doppler shift. This is true both in the low speed and relativistic limits and also for the reflection of light from a low-mass mirror.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barnett, Professor Stephen
Authors: Barnett, S.M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Modern Optics
ISSN:0950-0340
ISSN (Online):1362-3044

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