Concept of an ionizing time-domain matter-wave interferometer

  title={Concept of an ionizing time-domain matter-wave interferometer},
  author={Stefan Nimmrichter and Philipp Haslinger and Klaus Hornberger and Markus Arndt},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
We discuss the concept of an all-optical and ionizing matter-wave interferometer in the time domain. The proposed setup aims at testing the wave nature of highly massive clusters and molecules, and it will enable new precision experiments with a broad class of atoms, using the same laser system. The propagating particles are illuminated by three pulses of a standing ultraviolet laser beam, which detaches an electron via efficient single-photon absorption. Optical gratings may have periods as… 

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