Theory of an atomic interferometer in the Raman-Nath regime

E. M. Wright, P. Meystre

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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
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Mar 15 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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