Theory of an atomic interferometer in the Raman-Nath regime

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Abstract

We give a detailed description of an atomic interferometer in which a gaussian beam of two-level atoms interacts with two separated standing waves. We consider specifically a situation where the atom-field interaction is sufficiently off-resonance that spontaneous emission can be ignored, and the Raman-Nath regime which neglects phase-matching and where multiple scattering orders can occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-396
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Communications
Volume75
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 1990

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Theory of an atomic interferometer in the Raman-Nath regime. / Wright, Ewan M; Meystre, Pierre.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 75, No. 5-6, 15.03.1990, p. 388-396.

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