Accession Number:

ADA327215

Title:

Matter-Wave Interferometry with Laser Cooled Atoms.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Aug 94-31 Jul 95,

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-07-11

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This research program is concerned with matter wave interferometry of 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 atomic interferometer will be a useful new tool with which to perform precision experiments in atomic physics, quantum optics, and gravitation.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE