Coriolis Compensation via Gravity


"Coriolis compensation via gravity in a matter-wave interferometer" got published in New Journal of Physics!

Matter-wave interferometry offers insight into fundamental physics and provides a precise tool for sensing. Improving the sensitivity of such experiments requires increasing the time particles spend in the interferometer, which can lead to dephasing in the presence of velocity-dependent phase shifts such as those produced by the Earth's rotation. Here we present a technique to passively compensate for the Coriolis effect using gravity, without the need for any moving components. We demonstrate the technique with fullerenes in a long-baseline molecule interferometer by measuring the gravitational and Coriolis phase shifts and obtaining the maximum visibility one would expect in the absence of the Coriolis effect. (read more here)

New Journal of Physics:

Y.Y. Fein, F. Kialka, P. Geyer, S. Gerlich, M. Arndt
Coriolis compensation via gravity in a matter-wave interferometer,
New Journal of Physics (2020). DOI 10.1088/1367-2630/ab73c5