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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 922–927

Efficient broadband Raman pulses for large-area atom interferometry

David L. Butts, Krish Kotru, Joseph M. Kinast, Antonije M. Radojevic, Brian P. Timmons, and Richard E. Stoner  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 922-927 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.30.000922


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Abstract

We report a demonstration of composite Raman pulses that achieve broadband population inversion and are used to increase the momentum splitting of an atom interferometer up to 18k (corresponding to an increase in the inertial signal by a factor of nine). Composite Raman pulses suppress the effects of pulse length and detuning errors, providing higher transfer efficiency and velocity acceptance than single square pulses. We implement two composite pulse sequences, π/20°π90°π/20° and π/20°π180°3π/20°, and use the latter composite pulse to demonstrate large-area atom interferometry with stimulated Raman transitions. In addition to enabling larger momentum transfer and higher sensitivity, we argue that composite pulses can improve the robustness of atom interferometers operating in dynamic environments.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2013
Published: March 14, 2013

Citation
David L. Butts, Krish Kotru, Joseph M. Kinast, Antonije M. Radojevic, Brian P. Timmons, and Richard E. Stoner, "Efficient broadband Raman pulses for large-area atom interferometry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 922-927 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-30-4-922

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