Interferometry with Synthetic Gauge Fields

TitleInterferometry with Synthetic Gauge Fields
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAnderson, BM, Taylor, JM, Galitski, VM
JournalPhysical Review A
Date Published2011/3/3

We propose a compact atom interferometry scheme for measuring weak, time-dependent accelerations. Our proposal uses an ensemble of dilute trapped bosons with two internal states that couple to a synthetic gauge field with opposite charges. The trapped gauge field couples spin to momentum to allow time dependent accelerations to be continuously imparted on the internal states. We generalize this system to reduce noise and estimate the sensitivity of such a system to be S~10^-7 m / s^2 / Hz^1/2.

Short TitlePhys. Rev. A