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Time Dependent Acceleration Measurements Through Synthetic Gauge Fields



Brandon Anderson, Jacob Taylor, Victor Galitski


We propose an atom interferometry scheme for measuring weak, time- dependent accelerations. Our proposal uses an ensemble of dilute bosons with two internal states that couple to a synthetic gauge field with opposite charges. The gauge field couples spin to momentum to allow for a contin- uous sensitivity to time dependent signals such that time dependence of the acceleration is felt by the two internal states differently. We then generalize to more complicated pulse sequences to help reduce noise.
Physical Review Letters


Atom interferometry, Synthetic gauge potential


Anderson, B. , Taylor, J. and Galitski, V. (2011), Time Dependent Acceleration Measurements Through Synthetic Gauge Fields, Physical Review Letters, [online], (Accessed July 16, 2024)


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Created March 2, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021