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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1997
  • pp: 1430–1432

High-order Talbot fringes for atomic matter waves

S. Nowak, Ch. Kurtsiefer, T. Pfau, and C. David  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 18, pp. 1430-1432 (1997)

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We observe the interference of de Broglie waves in the diffraction near field of a microfabricated grating. The reduction of the grating period by self-imaging of second to seventh order is spatially resolved. We investigate the dependence of this effect on the de Broglie wavelength by a time-to-flight technique.

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S. Nowak, Ch. Kurtsiefer, T. Pfau, and C. David, "High-order Talbot fringes for atomic matter waves," Opt. Lett. 22, 1430-1432 (1997)

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