An atom interferometer for measuring loss of coherence from an atom mirror
Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut
d'Optique () , UMR8501 du CNRS, 91403 Orsay Cedex, France
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Published online: 26 October 2004
We describe an atom interferometer to study the coherence of atoms reflected from an evanescent wave mirror. The interferometer is sensitive to the loss of phase coherence induced by the defects in the mirror. The results are consistent with and complementary to recent measurements of specular reflection.
PACS: 03.75.Be – Atom and neutron optics / 03.75.Dg – Atom and neutron interferometry / 39.20.+q – Atom interferometry techniques
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004