Atom Interferometry

Atom Interferometry

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The field of atom interferometry has expanded rapidly in recent years, and todays research laboratories are using atom interferometers both as inertial sensors and for precision measurements. Many researchers also use atom interferometry as a means of researching fundamental questions in quantum mechanics.

Atom Interferometry contains contributions from theoretical and experimental physicists at the forefront of this rapidly developing field. Editor Paul R. Berman includes an excellent balance of background material and recent experimental results,providing a general overview of atom interferometry and demonstrating the promise that it holds for the future.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 478 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 38mm | 959.99g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0120924609
  • 9780120924608

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In the past several years, there have been many important developments in the rapidly emerging field of atom interferometry. Atom interferometers have been constructed by several research groups around the world and used both as inertial sensors and for precision measurements. Also, atom interferometers allow researchers to probe interesting fundamental questions in quantum mechanics. This volume contains contributions from theoretical and experimental physicists at the forefront of these developments. There is a balance of background material and recent results that will enable the reader to acquire both a general overview of atom interferometry and an appreciation of the promise it holds for the future.
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Table of contents

J. Schmiedmayer, M.S. Chapman, C.R. Ekstrom, T.D. Hammond, D.A. Kokorowski, A. Lenef, R.A. Rubenstein, E.T. Smith, and D.E. Pritchard, Optics and Interferometry with Atoms and Molecules. H. Batelaan, S. Bernet, M.K. Oberthaler, E.M. Rasel, J. Schmiedmayer, and A. Zeilinger, Classical and Quantum Atom Fringes. J.F. Clauser and S. Li, Generalized Talbot Lau Atom Interferometry. F. Shimizu, Interferometry with Metastable Rare Gas Atoms. C. Kurtsiefer, R.J.C. Spreeuw, M. Drewsen, M. Wilkens, and J. Mlynek, Classical and Nonclassical Atom Optics. H.-J. Briegel, B.-G. Englert, M.O. Scully, and H. Walther, Atom Interferometry and the Quantum Theory of Measurement. C.J. Borde, Matter Wave Interferometers: A Synthetic Approach. U. Sterr, K. Sengstock, W. Ertmer, F. Riehle, and J. Helmcke, Atom Interferometry Based on Separated Light Fields. B. Young, M. Kasevich, and S. Chu, Precision Atom Interferometry with Light Pulses.B. Dubetsky and P.R. Berman, Atom Interference Using Microfabricated Structures. Subject Index.
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"I know of no similar books in the literature, and I am sure Atom Interferometry will be very useful for scientists who are interested both in the fundamental and applied aspects of quantum physics." --Vasili Kharchenko, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, PHYSICS TODAY
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About Paul R. Berman

Dr. Paul Berman is currently Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a member of the Optical Society of America. Nonlinear spectroscopy, atomic physics, quantum optics, and atom interferometry are the major fields of Dr. Berman's research. Academic Press published one other book by this author, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics (1995).
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