T3 Stern-Gerlach Matter-Wave Interferometer

O. Amit, Y. Margalit, O. Dobkowski, Z. Zhou, Y. Japha, M. Zimmermann, M. A. Efremov, F. A. Narducci, E. M. Rasel, W. P. Schleich, R. Folman

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Abstract

We present a unique matter-wave interferometer whose phase scales with the cube of the time the atom spends in the interferometer. Our scheme is based on a full-loop Stern-Gerlach interferometer incorporating four magnetic field gradient pulses to create a state-dependent force. In contrast to typical atom interferometers that make use of laser light for the splitting and recombination of the wave packets, this realization uses no light and can therefore serve as a high-precision surface probe at very close distances.

Original languageEnglish
Article number083601
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume123
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Aug 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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