Design of a dual species atom interferometer for space

  title={Design of a dual species atom interferometer for space},
  author={Thilo Schuldt and Christian Schubert and Markus C. Krutzik and Llu{\'i}s Gesa Bot{\'e} and Naceur Gaaloul and Jonas Hartwig and Holger Ahlers and Waldemar Herr and Katerine Posso-Trujillo and Jan Rudolph and Stephan Seidel and Thijs J. Wendrich and Wolfgang Ertmer and Sven Herrmann and Andr{\'e} Kubelka-Lange and Alexander Milke and Benny Rievers and Emanuele Rocco and A. Hinton and Kai Bongs and Markus Oswald and Matthias O. Franz and Matthias Hauth and Achim Peters and Ahmad Bawamia and Andreas Wicht and Baptiste Battelier and Andrea Bertoldi and Philippe Bouyer and Arnaud Landragin and Didier Massonnet and Thomas L{\'e}v{\`e}que and Andr'e Wenzlawski and Ortwin Hellmig and Patrick Windpassinger and Klaus Sengstock and Wolf von Klitzing and Chris Chaloner and David Summers and Philip Ireland and Ignacio Mateos and Carlos F. Sopuerta and Fiodor Sorrentino and Guglielmo Maria Tino and Michael Williams and Christian Trenkel and Domenico Gerardi and Michael Chwalla and Johannes Burkhardt and Ulrich A. Johann and Astrid Heske and Eric Wille and Martin Gehler and L. Cacciapuoti and Norman G{\"u}rlebeck and Claus Braxmaier and Ernst Maria Rasel},
  journal={Experimental Astronomy},
Atom interferometers have a multitude of proposed applications in space including precise measurements of the Earth’s gravitational field, in navigation & ranging, and in fundamental physics such as tests of the weak equivalence principle (WEP) and gravitational wave detection. While atom interferometers are realized routinely in ground-based laboratories, current efforts aim at the development of a space compatible design optimized with respect to dimensions, weight, power consumption… 

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  • H. AhlersE. Rasel
  • Physics
    2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC)
  • 2011
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