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H. Perrin, Y. Colombe, B. Mercier, V. Lorent, and C. Henkel
Diffuse reflection of a Bose-Einstein condensate from a rough evanescent wave mirror
J. Phys. B 39 (2006) 4649-58


    We present experimental results showing the diffuse reflection of a Bose-Einstein condensate from a rough mirror, consisting of a dielectric substrate supporting a blue-detuned evanescent wave. The scattering is anisotropic, more pronounced in the direction of the surface propagation of the evanescent wave. These results agree very well with theoretical predictions.

[ physics/0605092 ] [ DOI ]

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