Light pulse analysis with a multi-state atom interferometer

Year: 2014

Authors: Herrera I., Petrovic J., Lombardi P., Schäfer F., Cataliotti F.S.

Autors Affiliation: European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS), Via N. Carrara 1, Sesto (FI), 50019, Italy; Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, P. O. B. 522, Belgrade, 11001, Serbia; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universitá di Firenze, Via Sansone 3, Sesto (FI), 50019, Italy

Abstract: We present a controllable multi-state cold-atom interferometer that is easy-to-use and fully merged on an atom chip. We demonstrate its applications as a sensor of the fields whose interactions with atoms are state-dependent.

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More Information: We wish to thank M. Schrambock (Atominstitut, TU- Wien) at the ZMNS (TU- Wien) who realized the Atom Chip we used. We acknowledge the financial support of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under FET- Open grants MALICIA (265522) and CHIMONO (216774). J. P. acknowledges support of the Ministry of Science of Serbia (Project III 45010) and the L\’OREAL- UNESCO National Fellowship in Serbia, F. S. of AQUTE, and F. S. C. of MIUR (Project HYTEQ).
KeyWords: Atom interferometry; Atom manipulation; Bose-Einstein condensate