1 May 1997 Atom optics and interferometry with atomic mirrors
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We have designed a gravitational cavity for ultra-cold atoms using an atomic mirror made from an evanescent laser wave. By a temporal variation of the evanescent wave intensity, we have realized various atom optics components such as temporal slits and phase modulators. We have also designed an atom interferometer using this cavity which proves that the coherence of the de Broglie waves can be preserved during the bounce of the atoms on the mirror.
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Markus Arndt, Markus Arndt, P. Desbiolles, P. Desbiolles, D. Guery-Odelin, D. Guery-Odelin, A. Steane, A. Steane, P. Szriftgiser, P. Szriftgiser, Jean Dalibard, Jean Dalibard, } "Atom optics and interferometry with atomic mirrors", Proc. SPIE 2995, Atom Optics, (1 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273755; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.273755
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