Accession Number : ADA296473

Title :   Atom Wave Interferometer.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept. 1 Dec 93-30 Nov 94,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s) : Pritchard, David

PDF Url : ADA296473

Report Date : 11 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The development of atom interferometers represents a significant advance in atomic physics. They give us the ability to measure accurately interactions that shift the phase or energy of the particles in one of the two interfering paths in the interferometer. This allows qualitatively new measurements in atomic and molecular physics and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics (especially in areas involving atom-photon interactions), and provides new ways to measure accelerations and rotations.

Descriptors :   *QUANTUM THEORY, *INTERFEROMETRY, MEASUREMENT, ATOMS, GRATINGS(SPECTRA), PARTICLES, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, INTERFEROMETERS.

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE