Schrödinger wave functions in strong periodic potentials with applications to atom optics

M. Horne, I. Jex, A. Zeilinger
1999 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
When an atom diffracts in intense standing light, the periodic potential can be too strong for known solutions of the Schrödinger equation. We present general solutions of Schrödinger's equation in strong sinusoidal media, thus generalizing dynamical diffraction theory. The solutions exhibit rich generalizations of the pendellösung phenomena.
doi:10.1103/physreva.59.2190 fatcat:4ra4lqcffngw5bhh3d66rliiii