Preparing and probing atomic number states with an atom interferometer.

  title={Preparing and probing atomic number states with an atom interferometer.},
  author={J. Sebby-Strabley and B. L. Brown and M. Anderlini and P. Lee and W. D. Phillips and J. Porto and P. Johnson},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={98 20},
  • J. Sebby-Strabley, B. L. Brown, +4 authors P. Johnson
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Physical review letters
  • We describe the controlled loading and measurement of number-squeezed states and Poisson states of atoms in individual sites of a double well optical lattice. These states are input to an atom interferometer that is realized by symmetrically splitting individual lattice sites into double wells, allowing atoms in individual sites to evolve independently. The two paths then interfere, creating a matter-wave double-slit diffraction pattern. The time evolution of the double-slit diffraction pattern… CONTINUE READING

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