Date of this Version
Laser Physics, Vol. 13, No.6, 2003, pp. 892-896.
We discuss the possibility of realizing a microscopic Stern--Gerlach magnet for electrons using counter-propagating bichromatic laser light. Absorption of two photons with frequency 0) combined with stimulated emission of one photon with frequency 2ω allows for the conservation of energy, momentum, and angular momentum, The possibility of constructing such a device appears to be an open question,