Quantum state reconstruction using atom optics
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We present a technique in which the total internal quantum state of an atom may be reconstructed via the measurement of the momentum transferred to an atom following its interaction with a near resonant traveling-wave laser beam. We present measurements that demonstrate the feasibility of the technique.
Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
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