Heidelberg 2015 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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Q: Fachverband Quantenoptik und Photonik

Q 15: Poster: Quantum Optics and Photonics I

Q 15.60: Poster

Montag, 23. März 2015, 17:00–19:00, C/Foyer

Matter wave interferometry in space — •Maike Diana Lachmann, Stephan Tobias Seidel, Dennis Becker, Jung-Bin Wang, Thijs Wendrich, Wolfgang Ertmer, and Ernst Maria Rasel for the QUANTUS collaboration — Institut für Quantenoptik, LU Hannover

Extending the free-fall time in atom interferometers is one approach towards a precise measurement of the equivalence principle. Therefore experiments with ultra-cold quantum gases in microgravity have been realized and performed at the drop tower facility in Bremen, Germany. As a next step space missions have a high potential for measurements in microgravity. With the sounding rocket mission MAIUS the first creation if a BEC in space and the demonstration of atom interferometry is planed. This poster shows the setup, the performance of the apparatus on the ground and future prospects of the project.

MAIUS is part of the QUANTUS project, which is supported by the German Space Agency DLR with funds provided by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) under grant number DLR 50 1131 - 1137.

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