Coherence Observed as Left-Right Asymmetry in the Scattering of Potassium(4²P₃/₂) from Argon.
In: Physical Review Letters (Phys.Rev.Lett.), Jg. 50 (1983) ; Nr. 25, pp. 1983-1986
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
The influence was measured of coherence terms on the differential cross section for K(4²P₃/₂) interacting with Ar. Excitation with circularly polarized light directed perpendicularly to the scattering plane induced oscillations in the cross section for σ⁺ light in contrast to σ⁻. This asymmetry was verified by the measurement of the corresponding left-right asymmetry with respect to the scattering angle.