J. Phys. II France
Volume 4, Numéro 11, November 1994
Page(s) 2089 - 2097
DOI: 10.1051/jp2:1994111
J. Phys. II France 4 (1994) 2089-2097

Relativistic treatment of Raman light-pulse atom beam interferometer with applications in gravity theory

Claus Lämmerzahl

Fakultät für Physik der Universität Konstanz, Pf 5560 M 674, 78434 Konstanz, Germany

(Received 16 March 1994, revised 23 June 1994, accepted 1 August 1994)

The first relativistic correction in the phase shift of a Raman light-pulse atom beam interferometer in a gravitational field is being calculated. The starting point is a three level system coupled to gravity which is treated to order c-2. Gravity is described using the PPN formalism. It will be proposed that a new measurement with better estimate of the PPN parameter $\beta$ could be possible.

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