Towards rotation sensing with a single atomic clock

Fernholz, Thomas and Stevenson, Robin and Hush, Michael R. and Lesanovsky, Igor and Bishop, Thomas and Gentile, Fabio and Jammi, Sindhu and Pyragius, Tadas and Bason, Mark G. and Mas, Hector and Pandey, Saurabh and Vasilakis, Georgios and Poulios, Konstantinos and von Klitzing, Wolf (2016) Towards rotation sensing with a single atomic clock. Proceedings of SPIE, 9900 (990007). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1996-756X

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Abstract

We discuss a scheme to implement a gyroscopic atom sensor with magnetically trapped ultra-cold atoms. Unlike standard light or matter wave Sagnac interferometers no free wave propagation is used. Interferometer operation is controlled only with static, radio-frequency and microwave magnetic fields, which removes the need for interferometric stability of optical laser beams. Due to the confinement of atoms, the scheme may allow the construction of small scale portable sensors. We discuss the main elements of the scheme and report on recent results and efforts towards its experimental realization.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: Atomic sensor, Sagnac interferometer, cold atom interferometry, navigation sensor, ring-shaped atom traps, radio-frequency dressed potentials, TAAP
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2229878
Depositing User: Fernholz, Thomas
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2017 11:50
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 11:52
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39503

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