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Quantum Reflection of Metastable Helium 2 3 S Atoms in Hollow Optical Fibres

Halliwell, X.W.; Friedrich, R W; Gibson, Stephen; Baldwin, Kenneth

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The quantum reflection of metastable helium 23S atom in hollow optical fibers was discussed. The retardation effects in the atom-surface potential were analyzed. The analysis showed that the retardation effects increased the reflection probability by an order of magnitude and lead to a significant yield of quantum reflected atoms.

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/86842
Source: Optics Communications
DOI: 10.1016/S0030-4018(03)01724-3

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