Multimode interferometer for guided matter waves

E Andersson, T Calarco, R Folman, M Andersson, B Hessmo, J Schmiedmayer

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Atoms can be trapped and guided with electromagnetic fields, using nanofabricated structures. We describe the fundamental features of an interferometer for guided matter waves, built of two combined Y-shaped beam splitters. We find that such a device is expected to exhibit high contrast fringes even in a multimode regime, analogous to a white light interferometer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100401
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2002

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Andersson, E., Calarco, T., Folman, R., Andersson, M., Hessmo, B., & Schmiedmayer, J. (2002). Multimode interferometer for guided matter waves. Physical Review Letters, 88(10), -. [100401].