Collisional Decoherence in Trapped-Atom Interferometers that use Nondegenerate Sources

@article{Stickney2009CollisionalDI,
  title={Collisional Decoherence in Trapped-Atom Interferometers that use Nondegenerate Sources},
  author={James A. Stickney and M. Squires and J. Scoville and P. Baker and Steven Miller},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={2009},
  volume={79},
  pages={013618}
}
Abstract : The coherence time, and thus sensitivity, of trapped atom interferometers that use non-degenerate gases are limited by the collisions between the atoms. An analytic model that describes the effects of collisions between atoms in an interferometer is developed. It is then applied to an interferometer using a harmonically trapped non-degenerate atomic gas that is manipulated with a single set of standing wave laser pulses. The model is used to find the optimal operating conditions of… Expand

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