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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 17679–17690

Goos-Hänchen-like shift of three-level matter wave incident on Raman beams

Zhenglu Duan, Liyun Hu, XueXiang Xu, and Cunjin Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 17679-17690 (2014)

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When a three-level atomic wavepacket is obliquely incident on a ”medium slab” consisting of two far-detuned laser beams, there exists lateral shift between reflection and incident points at the surface of a ”medium slab”, analogous to optical Goos-Hänchen effect. We evaluate lateral shifts for reflected and transmitted waves via expansion of reflection and transmission coefficients, in contrast to the stationary phase method. Results show that lateral shifts can be either positive or negative dependent on the incident angle and the atomic internal state. Interestingly, a giant lateral shift of transmitted wave with high transmission probability is observed, which is helpful to observe such lateral shifts experimentally. Different from the two-level atomic wave case, we find that quantum interference between different atomic states plays crucial role on the transmission intensity and corresponding lateral shifts.

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OCIS Codes
(240.7040) Optics at surfaces : Tunneling
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: April 29, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2014
Published: July 14, 2014

Zhenglu Duan, Liyun Hu, XueXiang Xu, and Cunjin Liu, "Goos-Hänchen-like shift of three-level matter wave incident on Raman beams," Opt. Express 22, 17679-17690 (2014)

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