Accession Number:

ADA231301

Title:

Neutral Atom deBroglie-Wave Interferometry

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Feb 1989-31 Jan 1990,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE