Kapitza-Dirac diffraction without standing waves: diffraction without a grating?

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.223601
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TypeArticle
Journal titlePhysical Review Letters
Volume92
Issue22
Pages223601–; # of pages: 1
AbstractWe discuss electron diffraction from two counterpropagating light waves with two different frequencies. We show that, even though these waves do not form a standing wave, electron diffraction similar to the conventional Kapitza-Dirac effect, i.e., scattering on a standing wave, is still possible. The nonlinear response of the electron to the laser fields creates a stationary diffraction grating from which the same electron scatters.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
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NPARC number12327161
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