Accession Number:

AD1025094

Title:

Rotation Sensing with Trapped Ions

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

We present a protocol for using trapped ions to measure rotations via matter-wave Sagnac interferometry. The trap allows the interferometer to enclose a large area in a compact apparatus through repeated round-trips in a Sagnac geometry. We show how a uniform magnetic field can be used to close the interferometer over a large dynamic range in rotation speed and measurement bandwidth without losing contrast. Since this technique does not require the ions to be confined in the Lamb- Dicke regime, thermal states with many phonons should be sufficient for operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE