The difference between a photon's momentum and an atom's recoil

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Abstract

We analyze the recoil shift for atoms in Gaussian laser beams and microwave cavities. The frequency shifts from the transverse photon recoils must be understood for the most accurate atom interferometers and atomic fountain clocks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528349, 9781557528346
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2007 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 6 2007May 6 2007

Other

OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/6/075/6/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Gibble, K. (2007). The difference between a photon's momentum and an atom's recoil. In Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2007 Optical Society of America.