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

Volume: 108

Page(s): 5 pp.

Year: 2012

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.


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