Schmidt, T; Figl, Cristina; Grimpe, A; Grosser, J; Hoffmann, O; Rebentrost, F
The control of an atom-atom collision in a polarized laser field was analyzed. It was found that the two interfering collisional waves can be excited with independent complex amplitudes. The results show that the interference fringes can be shifted to any angular position and the contrast of the interference pattern can be given any value between 0 and 1. Exploiting the polarization of the exciting laser field appeared as a versatile and simple tool for the control of collisional process.
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