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F. Kiałka, B. A. Stickler, and K. Hornberger
Orbital angular momentum interference of trapped matter waves
Phys. Rev. Research 2, 022030(R) (2020)


We introduce a matter wave interference scheme based on the quantization of orbital angular momentum in a ring trap. It operates without beam splitters, is sensitive to geometric phases induced by external gauge fields, and allows measuring interatomic scattering lengths. We argue that orbital angular momentum interferometry offers a versatile platform for quantum coherent experiments with cold atoms and Bose-Einstein condensates using state-of-the-art technology.

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