Description 
1 online resource (807 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
International School of Physics 'Enrico Fermi' ; Course 188 

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi."
Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" ; Course 188.

Contents 
Title Page  Contents  Preface  Course group shot  Interferometry with atoms  Optics and interferometry with atoms: an introduction  Basics of matter wave optics  The wave equations  Dispersion relations  Phase and group velocity  Path integral formulation  JWKB approximation  Eikonal approximation  Coherence  Spatial coherence  Coherence in momentum space  Higherorder coherence  Index of refraction for matter waves  Index of refraction caused by a classical potential  Index of refraction from scattering 

Optics and interferometry using gratingsDiffraction  Diffraction in space  Diffraction from nanofabricated structures  Light gratings from standing waves  Diffraction in time  Interferometers  Threegrating MachZehnder interferometer  Selected experiments with beam interferometers  Einstein's recoiling slit: a single photon as a coherent beamsplitter  Interferometry with BoseEinstein condensates in doublewell potentials  A BoseEinstein condensate in a doublewell potential: a simple model  Singleparticle approach 

Twomode approximationRabi dynamics  Splitting  Timeofflight recombination  Intrap recombination  Phase shifts  Effect of interactions: Josephson dynamics, squeezing, and dephasing  BoseHubbard model with two sites  Meanfield treatment  Fluctuations and interferometry  Squeezing during splitting  Phase diffusion  Effective singleparticle Hamiltonian  Probing manybody physics by interference  Interference of 1D Bose gases  The 1D Bose gas  Multimode interference  Pairs of 1D Bose gases in equilibrium 

Theoretical descriptionMeasurement of the matter wave interference contrast  Probing relaxation in nonequilibrium 1D Bose gases  Coherent splitting of a 1D Bose gas  Dynamics of the matter wave interference contrast  Prethermalization  Lightconelike emergence of thermal correlations  Matter wave interferometry with composite quantum objects  Introduction and outline  Concepts and tools of coherent nanoparticle manipulation  Coherence preparation  Farfield diffraction at a nanomechanical grating  Optical gratings 

Measurementinduced absorptive gratingsOptical phase gratings  Matter wave interferometry in the time domain  From farfield to nearfield diffraction and nearfield interferometry  A unified phasespace description of threegrating matter wave interferometry  The Wigner function representation  Grating diffraction in phase space  Thin stationary gratings for fast particles  Short ionizing grating pulses  Classical pendant of the grating transformation  The Talbot selfimaging effect  TalbotLau interference in phase space 
Summary 
Since atom interferometers were first realized about 20 years ago, atom interferometry has had many applications in basic and applied science, and has been used to measure gravity acceleration, rotations and fundamental physical quantities with unprecedented precision. Future applications range from tests of general relativity to the development of nextgeneration inertial navigation systems. This book presents the lectures and notes from the Enrico Fermi school ""Atom Interferometry"", held in Varenna, Italy, in July 2013. The aim of the school was to cover basic experimental and theoretical 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters 
Notes 
English 

Print version record 
Subject 
Interferometry  Congresses


Interferometers  Congresses


Atoms  Optical properties  Congresses


SCIENCE  Physics  Optics & Light.


Interferometers


Interferometry

Genre/Form 
Conference papers and proceedings

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Tino, G. M., editor


Kasevich, M. A., editor

ISBN 
9781614994480 

161499448X 

1322211442 

9781322211442 
