Two-wire waveguide and interferometer for cold atoms

Hinds, E. A., Vale, C. J. and Boshier, M. G. (2001) Two-wire waveguide and interferometer for cold atoms. Physical Review Letters, 86 8: 1462-1465. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.1462

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Author Hinds, E. A.
Vale, C. J.
Boshier, M. G.
Title Two-wire waveguide and interferometer for cold atoms
Journal name Physical Review Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-9007
Publication date 2001-02-19
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.1462
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 86
Issue 8
Start page 1462
End page 1465
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subject 240402 Quantum Optics and Lasers
Abstract A versatile miniature de Broglie waveguide is formed by two parallel current-carrying wires in the presence of a uniform bias field. We derive a variety of analytical expressions to describe the guide and present a quantum theory to show that it offers a remarkable range of possibilities for atom manipulation on the submicron scale. These include controlled and coherent splitting of the wave function as well as cooling, trapping, and guiding. In particular, we discuss a novel microscopic atom interferometer with the potential to be exceedingly sensitive.
Keyword quantum optics
atom optics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Physical Sciences Publications
 
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