The use of atom diffraction from a rotated material grating to detect an atom-surface interaction was discussed. A phasor diagram was developed to explain why there are no missing orders in atom diffraction form material gratings. It was demonstrated that atom-surface interactions combined with rotated grating structures can produce asymmetric diffraction patterns. It was suggested that by twisting a 100-nm period diffraction grating, atom-surface interactions can prevent missing orders and cause asymmetric diffraction patterns.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Oct 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics