atomic beam splitter, velocity-tuned resonances, monoenergetic beam, two-level atoms, standing-wave light field
We develop the theory of an atomic beam splitter in which a monoenergetic beam of two-level atoms is incident normally to a classical standing-wave light field. The incident atomic wave function can be split into two coherent components with transverse momenta ±(2n + 1)fzk using velocity-tuned resonances, where n is the order of the resonance. We discuss the cases of zero- and first-order resonances in detail, and show that the velocity-tuned resonances are renormalized due to a high-frequency Stark shift. Numerical results that display the effects of a finite momentum spread in the incident atomic beam are presented.
Original Publication Citation
Physical Review A, vol 43, no 5, pp 2455-2463.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Glasgow, Scott; Meystre, P.; Wilkens, M.; and Wright, E. M., "Theory of an atomic beam splitter based on velocity-tuned resonances" (1991). Faculty Publications. 722.
The American Physical Society. http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v64/i4/e4661
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
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