An Axially Symmetric Imaging System for Ultra-Cold Neutral Atoms
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.
KeywordsMicrowave Field Fresnel Zone Zone Plate Chromatic Aberration Atom Interferometer
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