Adiabatic radio-frequency potentials for the coherent manipulation of matter waves

Author(s): I. Lesanovsky, Thorsten Schumm, S. Hofferberth, L.M. Andersson, P. Krüger, J. Schmiedmayer

Journal: Phys. Rev. A

Volume: 73

Page(s): 033619

Year: 2006

DOI Number: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.033619

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Adiabatic dressed state potentials are created when magnetic substates of trapped atoms are coupled by a radio-frequency field. We discuss their theoretical foundations and point out fundamental advantages over potentials purely based on static fields. The enhanced flexibility enables one to implement numerous configurations, including double wells, Mach-Zehnder, and Sagnac interferometers which even allows for internal state-dependent atom manipulation. These can be realized using simple and highly integrated wire geometries on atom chips.


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