An Axially Symmetric Imaging System for Ultra-Cold Neutral Atoms

  • H. Takuma
  • T. Nayuki
  • A. Shindoh
  • J. Kawanaka
  • K. Shimizu
  • F. Shimizu
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 77)

Abstract

The quantum mechanical observation problems have had hypothesis which could not be observed directly until recent progress in laser technology brought such problems in the light of experimental reality in various cases. Atom interferometry is one of such examples1. By the use of recently developed laser cooling and trapping techniques, such experiments have been carried out at a long de Broglie wavelength range, allowing the observation of interference fringes in various types of interferometer. Thus it has been demonstrated beautifully that the quantum mechanical wave function of an atom behaves exactly as predicted by quantum mechanics1–5.

Keywords

Microwave Refraction Neon Verse 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Takuma
    • 1
  • T. Nayuki
    • 1
  • A. Shindoh
    • 1
  • J. Kawanaka
    • 1
  • K. Shimizu
    • 1
  • F. Shimizu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Laser ScienceUECChofu, Tokyo 182Japan
  2. 2.Department of Applied PhysicsUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113Japan

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