Using time-reversal symmetry for sensitive incoherent matter-wave sagnac interferometry Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a theory of the transmission of guided matter-waves through Sagnac interferometers. Interferometer configurations with only one input and one output port have a property similar to the phase rigidity observed in the transmission through Aharonov-Bohm interferometers in coherent mesoscopic electronics. This property enables their operation with incoherent matter-wave sources. High rotation sensitivity is predicted for high finesse configurations.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007