Applied Physics B

, Volume 84, Issue 4, pp 643–646

Compact laser system for atom interferometry

  • P. Cheinet
  • F. Pereira Dos Santos
  • T. Petelski
  • J. Le Gouët
  • J. Kim
  • K.T. Therkildsen
  • A. Clairon
  • A. Landragin
Article

Abstract

We describe an optical bench in which we lock the relative frequencies or phases of a set of three lasers in order to use them in a cold atom interferometry experiment. As a new feature, the same two lasers serve alternately to cool atoms and to realize the atomic interferometer. This requires a fast change of the optical frequencies over a few GHz. The number of required independent laser sources is then only three, which enables the construction of the whole laser system on a single transportable optical bench. Recent results obtained with this optical setup are also presented.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Cheinet
    • 1
  • F. Pereira Dos Santos
    • 1
  • T. Petelski
    • 1
  • J. Le Gouët
    • 1
  • J. Kim
    • 1
  • K.T. Therkildsen
    • 1
  • A. Clairon
    • 1
  • A. Landragin
    • 1
  1. 1.Lne-Syrte, CNRS UMR8630Observatoire de ParisParisFrance

Personalised recommendations