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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 273–281 | Cite as

A compact dual atom interferometer gyroscope based on laser-cooled rubidium

  • T. Müller
  • M. GilowskiEmail author
  • M. Zaiser
  • P. Berg
  • Ch. Schubert
  • T. Wendrich
  • W. Ertmer
  • E. M. Rasel
Atomic Physics

Abstract

We present a compact and transportable inertial sensor for precision sensing of rotations and accelerations. The sensor consists of a dual atom interferometer operated with laser-cooled 87Rb. Raman processes are employed to coherently manipulate the matter waves. We describe and characterize the experimental apparatus. A method for passing from a compact geometry to an extended interferometer with three independent atom-light interaction zones is proposed and investigated. The extended geometry will enhance the sensitivity by more than two orders of magnitude which is necessary to achieve sensitivities better than 10-8rad/s/\(\sqrt{\rm Hz}\).

PACS

03.75.Dg Atom and neutron interferometry 37.25.+k Atom interferometry techniques 06.30.Gv Velocity, acceleration, and rotation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Müller
    • 1
  • M. Gilowski
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Zaiser
    • 1
  • P. Berg
    • 1
  • Ch. Schubert
    • 1
  • T. Wendrich
    • 1
  • W. Ertmer
    • 1
  • E. M. Rasel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Quantenoptik, Leibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany

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