, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 363-366

Reflection of Waves from a Ridged Surface and the Zeno Effect

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Abstract

Reflection of waves from a ridged surface is interpreted as the spatial Zeno effect. This interpretation leads to a simple estimate for the coefficient of reflection. This estimate shows good agreement with experimental data of scattering of cold atoms from ridged surfaces.