Precision measurement of the photon recoil of an atom using atomic interferometry

David S. Weiss, Brenton C. Young, Steven Chu

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Abstract

The atomic recoil from the absorption of up to 60 photons is measured using an atom interferometer. We determine Latin small letter h with stroke/mCs with a precision of 10-7 in 2 h of integration time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2706-2709
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume70
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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