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Atom optics and interferometry with atomic mirrors
Author(s): Markus Arndt; P. Desbiolles; D. Guery-Odelin; A. Steane; P. Szriftgiser; Jean Dalibard
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Paper Abstract

We have designed a gravitational cavity for ultra-cold atoms using an atomic mirror made from an evanescent laser wave. By a temporal variation of the evanescent wave intensity, we have realized various atom optics components such as temporal slits and phase modulators. We have also designed an atom interferometer using this cavity which proves that the coherence of the de Broglie waves can be preserved during the bounce of the atoms on the mirror.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2995, Atom Optics, (1 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273755
Show Author Affiliations
Markus Arndt, Lab. Kasler Brossel (France) and Univ. Innsbruck (Austria)
P. Desbiolles, Lab. Kasler Brossel (France)
D. Guery-Odelin, Lab. Kasler Brossel (France)
A. Steane, Lab. Kasler Brossel (France)
P. Szriftgiser, Lab. Kasler Brossel (France)
Jean Dalibard, Lab. Kasler Brossel (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2995:
Atom Optics
Mara Goff Prentiss; William D. Phillips, Editor(s)

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