Atom Interferometry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120924608, 9780080527680

Atom Interferometry

1st Edition

Authors: Paul Berman
eBook ISBN: 9780080527680
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120924608
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th December 1996
Page Count: 478
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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.

Key Features

  • Includes contributions from many of the research groups that have pioneered this emerging field
  • Discusses and demonstrates new aspects of the wave nature of atoms
  • Explains the many important applications of atom interferometry, from a measurement of the gravitational constant to atom lithography
  • Examines applications of atom interferometry to fundamentally important quantum mechanics problems


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

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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About the Author

Paul 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).

Affiliations and Expertise

New York University


"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