T3 Stern-Gerlach Matter-Wave Interferometer

O. Amit, Y. Margalit, O. Dobkowski, Z. Zhou, Y. Japha, M. Zimmermann, M. A. Efremov, F. A. Narducci, E. M. Rasel, W. P. Schleich, R. Folman

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We present a unique matter-wave interferometer whose phase scales with the cube of the time the atom spends in the interferometer. Our scheme is based on a full-loop Stern-Gerlach interferometer incorporating four magnetic field gradient pulses to create a state-dependent force. In contrast to typical atom interferometers that make use of laser light for the splitting and recombination of the wave packets, this realization uses no light and can therefore serve as a high-precision surface probe at very close distances.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number083601
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 21 Aug 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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