Application of Fourier-Fresnel Imaging to Neutral - Atom Interferometry
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF PHYSICS
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This note provides a brief summary of the use of Fourier-Fresnel imaging to neutral atom interferometry. In applications of neutral-atom interferometry not requiring the interferometer to have an open multiply connected topology, the use of this imaging has significant advantages, notably ease of alignment, significantly increased through-put flux, ability to work with very short wavelength andor high velocity atoms. The results are primarily interesting in that they span the boundary between trapezoidal moire fringes and sinusoidal wave-interference fringes. Their limited applicability, perhaps accounts for the relative obscurity of many of the results to typical curricula of modern-day optics. The emphasis in this note is thus to put existing results along with some additions that are needed for clarity in a form suitable for use by techniques available for neutral-atom interferometry.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy