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Detecting Coriolis force via slow light
Author(s): Sankar Davuluri; Yuri V. Rostovtsev
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Paper Abstract

We consider a moving ultra-dispersive medium and demonstrate the enhanced Fizeau effect due to dragging the light. We have shown that the enhanced Fizeau effect on a single atom in a cavity can be observed. It has been shown that the change of phase is sensitive to the motion the speed of the order of 10−15 cm/Hz1/2 and for possible displacements as small as 10−17 cm/Hz1/2. One of application can be the detection of weak forces exerted on a single atom. In particular, the Coriolis force as small as 10−42 N/Hz1/2 can be detected that would provide opportunity to detect rotation with sensitivity 10−17 s−1Hz−1/2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8636, Advances in Slow and Fast Light VI, 86361D (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2010294
Show Author Affiliations
Sankar Davuluri, Univ. of North Texas (United States)
Yuri V. Rostovtsev, Univ. of North Texas (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8636:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light VI
Selim M. Shahriar; Frank A. Narducci, Editor(s)

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