Atom interferometry

  title={Atom interferometry},
  author={AM Miffre and Marion Jacquey and Matthias B{\"u}chner and G{\'e}rard Tr{\'e}nec and Jacques Vigu{\'e}},
  journal={Physica Scripta},
  pages={C15 - C23}
In this paper, we present a brief overview of atom interferometry. This field of research has developed very rapidly since 1991. Atom and light wave interferometers present some similarities but there are very important differences in the tools used to manipulate these two types of waves. Moreover, the sensitivity of atomic waves and light waves to their environment is very different. Atom interferometry has already been used for a large variety of studies: measurements of atomic properties and… 

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