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Applied Physics B

, 124:181 | Cite as

New concepts of inertial measurements with multi-species atom interferometry

  • Alexis Bonnin
  • Clément Diboune
  • Nassim Zahzam
  • Yannick Bidel
  • Malo Cadoret
  • Alexandre Bresson
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Abstract

In the field of cold atom inertial sensors, we present and analyze innovative configurations for improving their measurement range and sensitivity, especially attracting for onboard applications. These configurations rely on multi-species atom interferometry, involving the simultaneous manipulation of different atomic species in a unique instrument to deduce inertial measurements. Using a dual-species atom accelerometer manipulating simultaneously both isotopes of rubidium, we report a preliminary experimental realization of original concepts involving the implementation of two atom interferometers, first, with different interrogation times and, second, in phase quadrature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ONERA-The French Aerospace LabPalaiseau CedexFrance
  2. 2.LCM, CNAMLa Plaine Saint-DenisFrance

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