Atom interferometers manipulated through the toroidal trap realized by the interference patterns of Laguerre-Gaussian beams
Institute of Optics, Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, 310027, Hangzhou, P.R. China
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Revised: 30 December 2008
Published online: 3 April 2009
In this paper, we proposed new constructions of atom interferometers manipulated through the toroidal trap formed by the interference patterns of two co-propagation Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beams. The coherent splitting and merging of the atomic ensemble, which is essential for the atom interferometer, is realized by the interference pattern of two LG beams. Along the beam propagation direction, a single-well trap is evolved into a double-well trap and then recombined back into a single-well trap, which can be used to form an atom interferometer.
PACS: 42.25.Hz – Interference / 37.10.Gh – Atom traps and guides / 37.25.+k – Atom interferometry techniques
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