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Self Refocusing of Atomic Momentum by Light Field

  • Chang Jae Lee
Conference paper

Abstract

One of the well-known effects that are due to the wave nature of the atomic center of mass is the deflection of a beam of two-level atoms (moving along the z direction) by a laser standing wave (SW) applied along the transverse direction (x direction). Recently, new applications of the configuration but with two SW’s were reported1,2. In this paper a close analogy between the atom-multiple SW interaction and photon or spin echo phenomena will be discussed.

Keywords

Standing Wave Bloch Vector Momentum Spread Ground State Wavefunction Atomic Momentum 
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References

  1. 1.
    V. P. Chebotayev et al., J. Opt. Soc. Am. 2, 1791 (1985).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    P. A. Ruprecht, M. J. Holland, and K. Burnett, Phys. Rev. A49, 4726 (1994).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chang Jae Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistrySunmoon UniversityAsanKorea

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