From single- to multiple-photon decoherence in an atom interferometer

D. A. Kokorowski, Alexander D Cronin, T. D. Roberts, D. E. Pritchard

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Abstract

The decoherence of a spatially separated atomic superposition is measured. This superposition is the effect of spontaneous photon scattering. The decoherence rate constant is verified in the many-photon limit. As the number of scattered photon increases, a qualitative change in decoherence is observed as compared to separation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2191-2195
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume86
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 12 2001
Externally publishedYes

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From single- to multiple-photon decoherence in an atom interferometer. / Kokorowski, D. A.; Cronin, Alexander D; Roberts, T. D.; Pritchard, D. E.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 86, No. 11, 12.03.2001, p. 2191-2195.

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Kokorowski, D. A. ; Cronin, Alexander D ; Roberts, T. D. ; Pritchard, D. E. / From single- to multiple-photon decoherence in an atom interferometer. In: Physical Review Letters. 2001 ; Vol. 86, No. 11. pp. 2191-2195.
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