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Laser Science
Rochester, New York United States
October 19-23, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-861-2
Lasers in Fundamental Physics I (LTuB)

Measuring the Fine Structure Constant Using Multiphoton Atom Interferometry

Holger Müller, Sheng-wey Chiow, Sven Herrmann, and Steven Chu

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/LS.2008.LTuB2


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Abstract

24-photon Bragg diffraction of matter waves by light pulses increases the splitting between the arms of Ramsey-Borde or Mach-Zehnder atom interferometers, leading to up to 144-fold sensitivity. Simultaneous conjugate interferometers reject noise.

© 2008 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics

Citation
H. Müller, S. Chiow, S. Herrmann, and S. Chu, "Measuring the Fine Structure Constant Using Multiphoton Atom Interferometry," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper LTuB2.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=LS-2008-LTuB2


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