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Towards rotation sensing with a single atomic clock

Fernholz, Thomas; Stevenson, Robin; Hush, Michael R.; Lesanovsky, Igor; Bishop, Thomas; Gentile, Fabio; Jammi, Sindhu; Pyragius, Tadas; Bason, Mark G.; Mas, Hector; Pandey, Saurabh; Vasilakis, Georgios; Poulios, Konstantinos; von Klitzing, Wolf


Robin Stevenson

Michael R. Hush

Thomas Bishop

Fabio Gentile

Sindhu Jammi

Tadas Pyragius

Mark G. Bason

Hector Mas

Saurabh Pandey

Georgios Vasilakis

Konstantinos Poulios

Wolf von Klitzing


Jürgen Stuhler

Andrew J. Shields


We discuss a scheme to implement a gyroscopic atom sensor with magnetically trapped ultra-cold atoms. Unlike standard light or matter wave Sagnac interferometers no free wave propagation is used. Interferometer operation is controlled only with static, radio-frequency and microwave magnetic fields, which removes the need for interferometric stability of optical laser beams. Due to the confinement of atoms, the scheme may allow the construction of small scale portable sensors. We discuss the main elements of the scheme and report on recent results and efforts towards its experimental realization.


Mas, H., Lesanovsky, I. V., Fernholz, T., Stevenson, R., Hush, M. R., Lesanovsky, I., …von Klitzing, W. (2016). Towards rotation sensing with a single atomic clock. Proceedings of SPIE, 9900(990007),

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Conference Name SPIE Photonics Europe
Acceptance Date Apr 3, 2016
Publication Date Apr 29, 2016
Deposit Date Jan 3, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jan 3, 2017
Journal Proceedings of SPIE
Print ISSN 0277-786X
Electronic ISSN 1996-756X
Publisher Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9900
Issue 990007
Keywords Atomic sensor, Sagnac interferometer, cold atom interferometry, navigation sensor, ring-shaped atom traps, radio-frequency dressed potentials, TAAP
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