Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 172, Issue 1, pp 162–174

A Continuously Operating, Flux Locked, Superfluid Interferometer

Authors

    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of California
  • Richard Packard
    • Department of PhysicsUniversity of California
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10909-013-0857-y

Cite this article as:
Joshi, A. & Packard, R. J Low Temp Phys (2013) 172: 162. doi:10.1007/s10909-013-0857-y

Abstract

We report the characteristics of a flux locked, superfluid 4He interferometer that can continuously measure time-varying rotation rates. We describe the principles underlying the interferometer, including the dynamics of a superfluid chemical potential battery used to obtain continuous operation. We also discuss noise and drift issues and their possible amelioration.

Keywords

Superfluid Interferometer Gyroscope Josephson effect

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