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dc.contributor.authorSauer, Jacob A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-03-01T19:26:30Z
dc.date.available2005-03-01T19:26:30Z
dc.date.issued2004-10-04en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/4809
dc.description.abstractDevices that exploit the properties of quantum mechanics for their operation can offer unique advantages over their classical counterparts. Interference of matter waves can be used to dramatically increase the rotational sensitivity of gyroscopes. Complete control of the quantum evolution of a system could produce a new powerful computational device known as a quantum computer. Research into these technologies offers a deeper understanding of quantum mechanics as well as exciting new insights into many other areas of science. Currently, a limiting factor in many quantum devices using neutral atoms is accurate motional control over the atoms. This thesis describes two recent advancements in neutral atom motional control using both magnetic and electromagnetic confining fields. Part I reports on the demonstration of the first storage ring for neutral atoms. This storage ring may one day provide the basis for the world's most sensitive gyroscope. Part II describes the optical delivery of neutral atoms into the mode of a high-finesse cavity for applications in quantum computing and communication.en_US
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectNeutral atomen_US
dc.subjectAtomic physics
dc.subjectCavity QED
dc.subjectGyroscopes
dc.subjectQuantum computing
dc.subjectStorage ring
dc.subject.lcshStorage ringsen_US
dc.subject.lcshQuantum theoryen_US
dc.subject.lcshQuantum computersen_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear physicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshGyroscopesen_US
dc.titleCold Atom Manipulation for Quantum Computing and Controlen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Chair: Michael S. Chapman; Committee Member: Alex Kuzmich; Committee Member: Chandra Raman; Committee Member: David Citrin; Committee Member: T. A. B. Kennedyen_US


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