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Atoms 2016, 4(3), 25; doi:10.3390/atoms4030025

Decoherence Spectroscopy for Atom Interferometry

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College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
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Atominstitut, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna 1020, Austria
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Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
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Academic Editors: A. Kumarakrishnan and Dallin S. Durfee
Received: 31 March 2016 / Revised: 2 August 2016 / Accepted: 4 August 2016 / Published: 17 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Atom Interferometry)
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Abstract

Decoherence due to photon scattering in an atom interferometer was studied as a function of laser frequency near an atomic resonance. The resulting decoherence (contrast-loss) spectra will be used to calibrate measurements of tune-out wavelengths that are made with the same apparatus. To support this goal, a theoretical model of decoherence spectroscopy is presented here along with experimental tests of this model. View Full-Text
Keywords: atom interferometry; decoherence; spectroscopy; tune-out wavelength atom interferometry; decoherence; spectroscopy; tune-out wavelength
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Trubko, R.; Cronin, A.D. Decoherence Spectroscopy for Atom Interferometry. Atoms 2016, 4, 25.

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