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Robust inertial sensing with point-source atom interferometry for interferograms spanning a partial period

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Author(s)

Yun Jhih Chen, Azure L. Hansen, Moshe Shuker, Rodolphe Boudot, John Kitching, Elizabeth Donley

Abstract

Point source atom interferometry measures a rotation vector projected onto a plane by extracting the phase gradient arising from the mapping of velocity-dependent interferometer phases onto the imaging plane. To extract the phase gradient, spatially-resolved imaging of the fi nal cold-atom cloud is required. In this work, we propose and demonstrate a simple and efficient experimental scheme that calculates the phase gradient from four population ratio images. With this technique, we demonstrate unambiguous two-dimensional measurements of a rotation vector projected onto a plane with applied rotation magnitude ranging from 0.045 deg/s to 5.1 deg/s.
Citation
Optics Express

Keywords

atom interferometry, gyroscope

Citation

Chen, Y. , Hansen, A. , Shuker, M. , Boudot, R. , Kitching, J. and Donley, E. (2020), Robust inertial sensing with point-source atom interferometry for interferograms spanning a partial period, Optics Express (Accessed June 17, 2024)

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Created November 9, 2020, Updated June 6, 2024