Pulsed standing wave deflection of sodium atoms

P. Ryytty*, M. Kaivola, C. G. Aminoff

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We study the deflection of sodium atoms by a resonantly tuned pulsed standing wave of high field intensity. The effects of the phase fluctuations of the pulsed laser field on the momentum distribution of the deflected atoms are experimentally determined. The results are explained using a theoretical model based on the generalized density matrix formalism of two-level atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-372
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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