Fluctuations and flux: the limits of multistate atom lasers

Robins, N. P., Savage, C. M., Hope, J. J., Lye, J. E., Fletcher, C. S., Haine, S. A. and Close, J. D. (2004) Fluctuations and flux: the limits of multistate atom lasers. Physical Review. A., 69 5: 051602.1-051602.4. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.69.051602

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Author Robins, N. P.
Savage, C. M.
Hope, J. J.
Lye, J. E.
Fletcher, C. S.
Haine, S. A.
Close, J. D.
Title Fluctuations and flux: the limits of multistate atom lasers
Journal name Physical Review. A.   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-2947
1094-1622
Publication date 2004-05-01
Year available 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevA.69.051602
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 69
Issue 5
Start page 051602.1
End page 051602.4
Total pages 4
Place of publication American Physical Society
Publisher College Park, MD, United States
Language eng
Abstract By direct comparison between experiment and theory with no adjustable parameters, we show how the classical fluctuations on a multistate atom laser beam increase with increasing flux. The fluctuations are inherent to state changing out coupling, rf, Raman, or otherwise and are likely to be present in all atom lasers, pulsed or continuous, that employ such out coupling. If not removed or avoided, these classical fluctuations will prevent shot noise limited measurement employing atom lasers of this kind.
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Additional Notes Article #051602.

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