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Measurement of Berry's phase using an atom interferometer

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We report on the demonstration of Berry's phase in an atomic state interacting with a laser field. We draw an analogy between this system and that of a spin interacting with a directionally varying magnetic field. This allows us to identify an effective magnetic quantum number for the atom-light system that governs the maximum Berry phase the atomic state can acquire. We realize two systems that have different effective magnetic quantum numbers, and use a recently developed atom interferomete...

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10.1103/PhysRevA.60.R1783

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Journal:
PHYSICAL REVIEW A More from this journal
Volume:
60
Issue:
3
Pages:
R1783-R1786
Publication date:
1999-09-01
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EISSN:
1094-1622
ISSN:
1050-2947
Language:
English
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pubs:5863
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uuid:225c7dce-0ceb-4a35-885f-2e132082f408
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5863
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2012-12-19

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