Physics at Virginia

"Using Symmetry to Reduce Noise in Measurements Made With a BEC Interferometer"

Robert Leonard , University of Virginia
[Host: Cass Sackett]
The wave nature of matter provides us with the ability to construct atom interferometers. The strong nature of atom interactions coupled with the highly sensitive phase of matter-waves allows for the possibility of ultra high precision measurements. Unfortunately, noise introduced through vibrations in the apparatus currently limit the precision of our measurements. To reduce the affects of noise, I have been working to create a dual interferometer, which will consist of two identical interferometers running simultaneously. Using one interferometer as a reference, noise arising from vibrations can be removed.
Atomic Physics Seminar
Monday, April 16, 2012
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

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