## Bragg diffraction of an atom laser by an optical standing wave

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 913-917 (2006)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.000913

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### Abstract

We derive the exact explicit analytical expressions of incident and diffracted atom lasers and their difference in phase from the Bragg diffraction of an atom laser from an optical standing wave in the presence of two-body atomic interactions. These expressions demonstrate that two-body atomic interactions may significantly affect the Bragg diffraction of an atom laser from an optical standing wave, and they provide a convenient basis for discussing and designing the future Bragg devices of strong atom lasers.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

**OCIS Codes**

(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping

(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

**ToC Category:**

Quantum Optics

**History**

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2005

Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2005

Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2005

**Citation**

Ying Wu and Xiaoxue Yang, "Bragg diffraction of an atom laser by an optical standing wave," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B **23**, 913-917 (2006)

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