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Dual-atomic-beam matter-wave gyroscope
Author(s): T. L. Gustavson; Philippe Bouyer; Mark A. Kasevich
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Paper Abstract

We report improvements to our atom-interferometer based Sagnac gyroscope which uses stimulated Raman transitions to manipulate atomic wavepackets of cesium atoms. Using counter-propagating high-flux atomic beams, we form two interferometers with opposite Sagnac phase shifts that share key components such as Raman atomic state manipulation beams. Subtracting the two interferometer signals allows the common-mode rejection of spurious noise sources and various systematic effects. Preliminary results indicate a short term sensitivity of 3 X 10-9 (rad/s) (root) Hz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3270, Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection, (15 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308363
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T. L. Gustavson, Yale Univ. (United States)
Philippe Bouyer, Yale Univ. (France)
Mark A. Kasevich, Yale Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3270:
Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection
Bryan L. Fearey, Editor(s)

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