Atom Interferometry


  • Paul Berman, New York University

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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Graduate students and physicists working in the areas of atom interferometry and quantum optics. Professional-level workshops on atom interferometry.


Book information

  • Published: December 1996
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-092460-8


"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.

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.