Matter-wave grating distinguishing conservative and dissipative interactions

Robert P. Cameron, Jörg Göette, Stephen M. Barnett, J. P. Cotter

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number013604
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2016


  • matter-wave grating
  • quantum mechanics
  • molecular properties


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