Influence of the Coriolis Force in Atom Interferometry
Author(s): S-Y. Lan, P-CH. Kuan, B. Estey, P. Haslinger, H. Müller
Journal: Physical Review Letters
Page(s): 5 pp.
DOI Number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.090402
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In a light-pulse atom interferometer, we use a tip-tilt mirror to remove the influence of the Coriolis force from Earth’s rotation and to characterize configuration space wave packets. For interferometers with a large momentum transfer and large pulse separation time, we improve the contrast by up to 350% and suppress systematic effects. We also reach what is to our knowledge the largest space-time area enclosed in any atom interferometer to date. We discuss implications for future high-performance instruments.Note: http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.6910 File: Link to PDF