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Homework Help: Standing wave

  1. Mar 11, 2007 #1
    why is it impossible to generate a purely optical standing wave?
    thanks in advance
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 11, 2007 #2


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    I believe it is possible to make an optical standing wave. Laser beams can make an optical lattice to trap atoms. I can give you a reference to the paper if you want it.
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