Applied Physics B

, Volume 84, Issue 4, pp 603–615 | Cite as

Matter-wave cavity gravimeter

  • F. ImpensEmail author
  • P. Bouyer
  • C.J. Bordé


We propose a gravimeter based on a matter-wave resonant cavity loaded with a Bose–Einstein condensate and closed with a sequence of periodic Raman pulses. The gravimeter sensitivity increases quickly with the number of cycles experienced by the condensate inside the cavity. The matter wave is refocused thanks to a spherical wave-front of the Raman pulses. This provides a transverse confinement of the condensate which is discussed in terms of a stability analysis. We develop the analogy of this device with a resonator in momentum space for matter waves.


Momentum Space Optical Cavity Raman Laser Matter Wave Atomic Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SYRTE, CNRS UMR 8630Observatoire de ParisParisFrance
  2. 2.CNRS UMR 8501Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l’Institut d’OptiqueOrsay CedexFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Institut Galilée, CNRS UMR 7538Université Paris NordVilletaneuseFrance

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