An Atomic Interferometer

  • H. C. Bryant
Part of the Physics of Atoms and Molecules book series (PAMO)


Recently-reported ripples in the H- photodetachment cross section near threshold in an external electric field are interpreted as interference fringes in a dual beam interferometer. The role of the photon’s coherence length in the resolution of the ripples enters in a natural way.


Photon Energy Beam Splitter External Electric Field Coherence Length Interference Fringe 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C. Bryant
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  1. 1.Physics and Astronomy DepartmentThe University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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