Active Control of Laser Wavefronts in Atom Interferometers

A. Trimeche, M. Langlois, S. Merlet, F. Pereira Dos Santos
2017 Physical Review Applied  
Wavefront aberrations are identified as a major limitation in quantum sensors. They are today the main contribution in the uncertainty budget of best cold atom interferometers based on two-photon laser beam splitters, and constitute an important limit for their long-term stability, impeding these instruments from reaching their full potential. Moreover, they will also remain a major obstacle in future experiments based on large momentum beam splitters. In this article, we tackle this issue by
more » ... ing a deformable mirror to control actively the laser wavefronts in atom interferometry. In particular, we demonstrate in an experimental proof of principle the efficient correction of wavefront aberrations in an atomic gravimeter.
doi:10.1103/physrevapplied.7.034016 fatcat:uavwcy2f25dgpirtyw46jrl6gq