On the semiclassical approach to cold atomic collisions

E. Bichoutskaia, Derrick Crothers, Dmitri Sokolovski

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Abstract

We extend the semiclassical description of two-state atomic collisions to low energies for which the impact parameter treatment fails. The problem reduces to solving a system of first-order differential equations with coefficients whose semiclassical asymptotes experience the Stokes phenomenon in the complex coordinate plane. Primitive semiclassical and uniform Airy approximations are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1399-1409
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings Of The Royal Society Of London - Mathematical, Physical And Engineering Sciences
Volume458
Issue number2022
Publication statusPublished - 08 Jun 2002

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