Interferometry with synthetic gauge fields

Brandon M. Anderson, Jacob M. Taylor, Victor M. Galitski

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Abstract

We propose a compact atom interferometry scheme for measuring weak, time-dependent accelerations. Our proposal uses an ensemble of dilute trapped bosons with two internal states that couple to a synthetic gauge field with opposite charges. The trapped gauge field couples spin to momentum to allow time-dependent accelerations to be continuously imparted on the internal states. We generalize this system to reduce noise and estimate the sensitivity of such a system to be S~10-7m/s2√Hz.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031602
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume83
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

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