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Point-source atom interferometer gyroscope

Published

Author(s)

Azure Hansen, Yun-Jhih Chen, John Kitching, Elizabeth Donley

Abstract

Point-source atom interferometry (PSI) with cold atoms in a centimeter-scale vacuum cell has applications in inertial navigation. PSI uses light pulses in a Raman configuration to interfere atomic wavepackets in an expanding cloud of laser-cooled atoms. The measurement is inherently multi-axis in a single experimental run, measuring the component of the rotation vector of the system in the plane perpendicular to the Raman beam axis and the acceleration along that axis. A key difference between PSI and conventional atom interferometry is that instead of minimizing the thermal expansion of the cold-atom cloud, PSI exploits the expansion to probe these three quantities simultaneously.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"
Conference Dates
July 4-13, 2019
Conference Location
Varenna, IT
Conference Title
NEW FRONTIERS FOR METROLOGY: FROM BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY TO QUANTUM AND DATA SCIENCE

Keywords

Atom Interferometry, Inertial Sensing, Laser Cooling and Trapping

Citation

Hansen, A. , Chen, Y. , Kitching, J. and Donley, E. (2021), Point-source atom interferometer gyroscope, Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", Varenna, IT, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=933355 (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created December 1, 2021, Updated March 26, 2024