Atomic Interferometry with Detuned Counter-Propagating Electromagnetic Pulses
Atomic fountain interferometry uses atoms cooled with optical molasses to 1 μK, which are then launched in a fountain mode. The interferometer relies on the nonlinear Raman interaction of counter-propagating visible light pulses. We present models of these key transitions through a series of Hamiltonians. Our models, which have been verified against special cases with known solutions, allow us to incorporate the effects of non-ideal pulse shapes and realistic laser frequency or wavevector jitter.
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- 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUMM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 42 ENGINEERING; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUMM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS
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