We experimentally investigate the atom optics kicked particle at quantum resonance by using finite duration kicks. A newly developed ϵ-pseudoclassical model agrees well with our experiments for a wide range of parameters. A simple scaling law predicts the momentum transfer to the particle and we show that we can coherently split the atomic wave-function into a superposition of momentum states that differ by 200 photon recoils.

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