Accession Number:

ADA282484

Title:

Matter-Wave Interferometry with Laser Cooled Atoms

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-27

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

This program is investigating matter-wave interferometry with laser cooled atoms. A slow beam of laser cooled rubidium atoms will be used as the matter-wave source. The atom optical elements are microfabricated amplitude transmission gratings which will be used in a three-grating interferometer to split and recombine the rubidium beam. The interferometer will be a useful new tool for precision atomic physics and a sensitive inertial sensor

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE