Multimode interferometer for guided matter waves

E. Andersson, T. Calarco, R. Folman, M. Andersson, B. Hessmo, J. Schmiedmayer

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Abstract

Atoms can be trapped and guided with electromagnetic fields, using nanofabricated structures. We describe the fundamental features of an interferometer for guided matter waves, built of two combined Y-shaped beam splitters. We find that such a device is expected to exhibit high contrast fringes even in a multimode regime, analogous to a white light interferometer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100401/1-100401/4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume88
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2002

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Keywords

  • matter waves
  • atoms
  • electromagnetic fields
  • beam splitter

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Andersson, E., Calarco, T., Folman, R., Andersson, M., Hessmo, B., & Schmiedmayer, J. (2002). Multimode interferometer for guided matter waves. Physical Review Letters, 88(10), 100401/1-100401/4. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.100401