We present selected results from a numerical analysis of the transition between the diffractive and diffusive regimes of the near- resonant Kapitza-Dirac effect. Our solution explicitly retains the kinetic energy term in the atomic Hamiltonian and is applicable in all parameter regions, from the Raman-Nath to the Bragg regime and from the purely diffractive to the diffusive limit.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering