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A Josephson Gyroscope Using Superfluids
Author(s): R. Y. Chiao; A. A. Moulthrop; M. T. Levinsen
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Paper Abstract

The Sagnac effect using matter (de Broglie) waves is considered for gyroscopic applications. Superfluid helium in a torus with a Josephson junction interupting it would be an embodiment of this idea. An optical analog of the Josephson junction is discussed. An experimental search for the Sagnac effect in superfluid helium (isotope 4) is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0487, Physics of Optical Ring Gyros, (4 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943256
Show Author Affiliations
R. Y. Chiao, University of California (United States)
A. A. Moulthrop, University of California (United States)
M. T. Levinsen, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0487:
Physics of Optical Ring Gyros
Stephen F. Jacobs; Joseph E. Killpatrick; Virgil E. Sanders; Murray Sargent; Marlan O. Scully; James H. Simpson, Editor(s)

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