Quantum Pendellösung in Atom Diffraction by a Light Grating

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We calculate the Bragg scattering of a two‐level atom from a quantized standing‐wave light field. The granular nature of the radiation field is shown to produce collapse and revivals in the atom diffraction and to lead to a quantum version of the Pendellösung.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
JournalAnnalen der Physik
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1991

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