Matter-wave grating distinguishing conservative and dissipative interactions

Cameron, Robert P. and Göette, Jörg and Barnett, Stephen M. and Cotter, J. P. (2016) Matter-wave grating distinguishing conservative and dissipative interactions. Physical Review A, 94 (1). 013604. ISSN 1094-1622

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    Abstract

    We propose an optical grating for matter waves that separates molecules depending on whether their interaction with the light is conservative or dissipative. Potential applications include fundamental tests of quantum mechanics, measurement of molecular properties, and the ability to selectively prepare matter waves with different internal temperatures.

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    Cameron, Robert P. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8809-5459, Göette, Jörg, Barnett, Stephen M. and Cotter, J. P.;