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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 1999
  • pp: 77–83

Novel laser controlled variable matter wave beamsplitter

H. Theuer, R.G. Unanyan, C. Habscheid, K. Klein, and K. Bergmann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 77-83 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.4.000077


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel variable beam splitter using a tripod-linkage of atomic states, the physics of which is based on the laser control of the non-adiabatic coupling between two degenerate dark states. This coupling and the splitting ratio is determined by the time delay of the interaction induced by two of the laser beams.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Laser controlled dynamics

History
Original Manuscript: December 9, 1998
Published: January 18, 1999

Citation
H. Theuer, R. Unanyan, C. Habscheid, K. Klein, and K. Bergmann, "Novel laser controlled variable matter wave beamsplitter," Opt. Express 4, 77-83 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-4-2-77


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