Accession Number:

ADA234863

Title:

Atom Wave Interferometer

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Dec 1989-30 Nov 1990

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

Report Date:

1991-04-05

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Using fabricated transmission gratings as optical elements for the matter waves, we are constructing an atom interferometer which will physically separate atom waves before recombining them. Atom interferometers will be useful in studies of atomic properties, tests of basic quantum physics, for metrology, as a rotation sensor, and perhaps ultimately as devices to make ultra-small structures using atom holograms.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE