Doppleron-catalyzed bragg resonances in atom optics

Scott Glasgow, Pierre Meystre, Martin Wilkens

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A novel scheme to achieve large-angle atomic diffraction by standing-wave fields is proposed. It uses a high-order Doppleron resonance as a catalyst to speed up a high-order Bragg resonance by orders of magnitude. This effect occurs when the atom–field frequency detuning is such that the Bragg resonance and the Doppleron resonance become degenerate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1301-1303
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 15 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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