Atom Interferometry

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Academic Press, Jan 8, 1997 - Science - 478 pages
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The field of atom interferometry has expanded rapidly in recent years, and todays research laboratories are using atom interferometers both as inertial sensors and for precision measurements. Many researchers also use atom interferometry as a means of researching fundamental questions in quantum mechanics.
Atom Interferometry contains contributions from theoretical and experimental physicists at the forefront of this rapidly developing field. Editor Paul R. Berman includes an excellent balance of background material and recent experimental results,providing a general overview of atom interferometry and demonstrating the promise that it holds for the future.

Key Features
* Includes contributions from many of the research groups that have pioneered this emerging field
* Discusses and demonstrates new aspects of the wave nature of atoms
* Explains the many important applications of atom interferometry, from a measurement of the gravitational constant to atom lithography
* Examines applications of atom interferometry to fundamentally important quantum mechanics problems

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Chapter 2 Classical and Quantum Atom Fringes
Chapter 3 Generalized TalbotLau Atom Interferometry
Chapter 4 Interferometry with Metastable Rare Gas Atoms
Chapter 5 Classical and Nonclassical Atom Optics
Chapter 6 Atom Interferometry and the Quantum Theory of Measurement
A Synthetic Approach
Chapter 8 Atom Interferometry Based on Separated Light Fields
Chapter 9 Precision Atom Interferometry with Light Pulses
Chapter 10 Atom Interference Using Microfabricated Structures

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About the author (1997)

Dr. Paul Berman is currently Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a member of the Optical Society of America. Nonlinear spectroscopy, atomic physics, quantum optics, and atom interferometry are the major fields of Dr. Berman's research. Academic Press published one other book by this author, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics (1995).

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