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) : McIntyre, David
PDF Url : ADA327215
Report Date : 11 JUL 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 10
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.
Descriptors : *INTERFEROMETERS, ATOMS, LASER BEAMS, COOLING, GRATINGS(SPECTRA), OPTICAL EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS, WAVES, NUCLEAR PHYSICS, RUBIDIUM, GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS, CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES.
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE