Neutral Atom deBroglie-Wave Interferometry
Annual rept. 1 Feb 1989-31 Jan 1990,
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF PHYSICS
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The research program is to study the spatial wave-like character of freely propagating neutral-atom matter-waves deBroglie waves. To do so, we are constructing and using a neutral-atom matter-wave interferometer. An atomic beam will be decelerated and cooled by conventional laser spontaneous cooling. It will be extracted from the laser cooling apparatus and fed through a series of micro-fabricated transmission gratings, which will serve as an interferometer, and thence to a detector.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy