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Atomic reflection from a magnetic mirror: Beyond the adiabatic approximation

  • U.V. Poulsen
  • K. Mølmer

Abstract:

We present theoretical calculations for the reflection of atoms from a magnetic surface with a sinusoidal magnetization. A fully quantum mechanical treatment is possible because the problem may be reduced to an effective one-dimensional one. Results of numerical wave-packet calculations are presented and compared with an analytical model in which the atoms separate into different internal state components which follow classical paths in different potentials.

PACS. 03.75.Be Atom and neutron optics - 34.50.-s Scattering of atoms, molecules and ions - 39.20.+q Atom interferometry techniques 

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© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Società Italiana di Fisica 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • U.V. Poulsen
    • 1
  • K. Mølmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, 8000 Århus C, DenmarkDK

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