Bound States of Guided Matter Waves: An Atom and a Charged Wire
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CitationHau, Lene, Michael Burns, and J. Golovchenko. 1992. Bound states of guided matter waves: An atom and a charged wire. Physical Review A 45(9) (May): 6468-6478.
AbstractWe argue that it is possible to bind a neutral atom in stable orbits around a wire charged by a time-varying sinusoidal voltage. Both classical and quantum-mechanical theories for this system are discussed, and a unified approach to the Kapitza picture of effective potentials associated with high-frequency fields is presented. It appears that cavities and waveguides for neutral-atomic-matter waves may be fashioned from these considerations.
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