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
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE