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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 59, Issue 3, pp 349–360 | Cite as

Theoretical analysis of a large momentum beamsplitter using Bloch oscillations

  • P. CladéEmail author
  • T. Plisson
  • S. Guellati-Khélifa
  • F. Nez
  • F. Biraben
Atomic Physics

Abstract.

In this paper, we present the implementation of Bloch oscillations in an atomic interferometer to increase the separation of the two interfering paths. A numerical model, in very good agreement with the experiment, is developed. The contrast of the interferometer and its sensitivity to phase fluctuations and to intensity fluctuations are also calculated. We demonstrate that the sensitivity to phase fluctuations can be significantly reduced by using a suitable arrangement of Bloch oscillations pulses.

Keywords

Optical Lattice Raman Transition Large Momentum Initial Momentum Plane Wave Basis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Cladé
    • 1
    Email author
  • T. Plisson
    • 1
  • S. Guellati-Khélifa
    • 1
  • F. Nez
    • 1
  • F. Biraben
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, UPMC, École Normale Supérieure, CNRSParis Cedex 05France

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