Band theory of a common model of atom optics

M. Wilkens, E. Schumacher, P. Meystre

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We develop the band theory of a two-level atom moving in a standing light wave. The energy bands allow for a simple discussion of various scattering resonances that play an important role in atom optics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3130-3137
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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