### Abstract

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)Latin small letter h with strokek 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 language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 2455-2463 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Journal | Physical Review A |

Volume | 43 |

Issue number | 5 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1991 |

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*Physical Review A*,

*43*(5), 2455-2463. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.43.2455

**Theory of an atomic beam splitter based on velocity-tuned resonances.** / Glasgow, S.; Meystre, Pierre; Wilkens, M.; Wright, Ewan M.

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*Physical Review A*, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 2455-2463. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.43.2455

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T1 - Theory of an atomic beam splitter based on velocity-tuned resonances

AU - Glasgow, S.

AU - Meystre, Pierre

AU - Wilkens, M.

AU - Wright, Ewan M

PY - 1991

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N2 - 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)Latin small letter h with strokek 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.

AB - 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)Latin small letter h with strokek 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.

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