Frontiers of Physics in China

, 4:179

Cold atom interferometers and their applications in precision measurements

Authors

  • Jin Wang王谨
    • State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and MathematicsChinese Academy of Sciences
    • Center for Cold Atom PhysicsChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Lin Zhou周林
    • State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and MathematicsChinese Academy of Sciences
    • Center for Cold Atom PhysicsChinese Academy of Sciences
    • Graduate SchoolChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Run-bing Li李润兵
    • State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and MathematicsChinese Academy of Sciences
    • Center for Cold Atom PhysicsChinese Academy of Sciences
    • Graduate SchoolChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Min Liu刘敏
    • State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and MathematicsChinese Academy of Sciences
    • Center for Cold Atom PhysicsChinese Academy of Sciences
    • State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and MathematicsChinese Academy of Sciences
    • Center for Cold Atom PhysicsChinese Academy of Sciences
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11467-009-0045-3

Cite this article as:
Wang, J., Zhou, L., Li, R. et al. Front. Phys. China (2009) 4: 179. doi:10.1007/s11467-009-0045-3

Abstract

Experimental realization of cold 85Rb atom interferometers and their applications in precision measurements are reported in this paper. Mach-Zehnder and Ramsey-Bordè type interferometers were demonstrated. Detailed descriptions of the interferometers are given including manipulation of cold atoms, Rabi oscillation, stimulated Raman transitions, and optical pumping. As an example of using atom interferometers in precision measurements, the quadratic Zeeman shift of hyperfine sublevels of 85Rb was determined.

Keywords

atom interferometercold atomprecision measurement

PACS numbers

37.10.Gh37.25.+k06.20.Jr
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