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Influence of the Coriolis Force in Atom Interferometry

Shau-Yu Lan, Pei-Chen Kuan, Brian Estey, Philipp Haslinger, and Holger Müller
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 090402 – Published 27 February 2012
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Abstract

In a light-pulse atom interferometer, we use a tip-tilt mirror to remove the influence of the Coriolis force from Earth’s rotation and to characterize configuration space wave packets. For interferometers with a large momentum transfer and large pulse separation time, we improve the contrast by up to 350% and suppress systematic effects. We also reach what is to our knowledge the largest space-time area enclosed in any atom interferometer to date. We discuss implications for future high-performance instruments.

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  • Received 31 October 2011

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.090402

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Published 27 February 2012

An improved mirror reduces the errors in an atom interferometer caused by Earth’s rotation and increases the time and spatial dimensions over which precision measurements can be made.

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Shau-Yu Lan1,*, Pei-Chen Kuan1, Brian Estey1, Philipp Haslinger2, and Holger Müller1,3

  • 1Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
  • 2VCQ, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
  • 3Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, One Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, California 94720, USA

  • *sylan@berkeley.edu

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Vol. 108, Iss. 9 — 2 March 2012

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