Exchange force in the near-resonant Kapitza-Dirac effect

G. Lenz, P. Pax, P. Meystre

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We study the influence of the quantum statistics of the incident atoms in the Raman-Nath regime of atomic diffraction by an optical standing wave. The diffraction pattern of fermions shows a clear signature of the exchange force between particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1707-1710
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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