By comparison between experiment and theory, we show how the classical noise on a multi-state atom laser beam increases with increasing flux. Such considerations will be important in future precision measurement techniques utilising atom lasers.
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(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
J. D. Close, N. Robins, C. Savage, J. Hope, J. Lye, C. Fletcher, and S. Haine, "Classical noise and flux: The limits of multi-state atom lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IMA4.