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Slow wave atom interferometers for rotation sensing
Author(s): Meriç Özcan
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Paper Abstract

A gyroscope based on Sagnac interferometer measures the rotation rate relative to an inertial frame of reference. Sagnac effect originally has been derived and experimentally demonstrated with optical waves. Later, matter wave based Sagnac interferometers were developed due to inherent sensitivity over a photon based system. However in any interferometer whether it is photon or matter wave based the resultant phase shift due to counter-rotating waves is independent of the wave velocity. Here we show that one can have a larger phase shift with slower matter waves using Aharonov-Bohm effect: the phase difference of the counter propagating waves is proportional to the inverse square of the particle velocity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6482, Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing IV, 64820V (8 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.698555
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Meriç Özcan, Sabanci Univ. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6482:
Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing IV
Zameer U. Hasan; Alan E. Craig; Selim M. Shahriar; Hans J. Coufal, Editor(s)

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