Influence of the coriolis force in atom interferometry

Shau Yu Lan, Pei Chen Kuan, Brian Estey, Philipp Haslinger, Holger Müller

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Abstract

In a light-pulse atom interferometer, we use a tip-tilt mirror to remove the influence of the Coriolis force from Earth's rotation and to characterize configuration space wave packets. For interferometers with a large momentum transfer and large pulse separation time, we improve the contrast by up to 350% and suppress systematic effects. We also reach what is to our knowledge the largest space-time area enclosed in any atom interferometer to date. We discuss implications for future high-performance instruments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number090402
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume108
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 27

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Lan, Shau Yu ; Kuan, Pei Chen ; Estey, Brian ; Haslinger, Philipp ; Müller, Holger. / Influence of the coriolis force in atom interferometry. In: Physical review letters. 2012 ; Vol. 108, No. 9.
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