Spin Squeezing and Non-linear Atom Interferometry with Bose-Einstein Condensates

  • Christan Groß

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Christian Groß
    Pages 1-4
  3. Christian Groß
    Pages 93-94
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 95-113

About this book


Interferometry, the most precise measurement technique known today, exploits the wave-like nature of the atoms or photons in the interferometer. As expected from the laws of quantum mechanics, the granular, particle-like features of the individually independent atoms or photons are responsible for the precision limit, the shot noise limit. However this “classical” bound is not fundamental and it is the aim of quantum metrology to overcome it by employing entanglement among the particles. This work reports on the realization of spin-squeezed states suitable for atom interferometry. Spin squeezing was generated on the basis of motional and spin degrees of freedom, whereby the latter allowed the implementation of a full interferometer with quantum-enhanced precision.


atom interferometry entanglement in ultracold quantum gases nonlinear interferometry quantum metrology quantum-enhanced precision spin squeezing

Authors and affiliations

  • Christan Groß
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum OpticsGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25636-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25637-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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