Georgia Tech

Interchanging the Roles of Light and Matter

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Howey N110
Phone: (404) 894-8886
Fee(s): Free

For More Information Contact

alison.morain@physics.gatech.edu

School of Physics Hard Condensed Matter & AMO Seminar Series: Presenting A. Kumarakrishnan, York University

Atom interferometers that use pulses of light for coherent control of matter-wave interference can be used for wide ranging studies of light-matter interactions and for realizing precision measurements in atomic physics. We describe an echo type interferometer that utilizes a relatively simple setup to manipulate laser-cooled Rb atoms in a single ground state manifold. We review progress toward a precise determination
of the atomic fine structure constant and gravitational acceleration.

*Work supported by CFI, OIT, OCE, NSERC and York University

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