We present a compact heterodyne laser interferometer developed for highsensitivity displacement sensing applications. This interferometer consists of customized prisms and wave plates assembled as a quasimonolithic unit to realize a miniaturized system. The interferometer design adopts a commonmode rejection scheme to provide a high rejection ratio to common environmental noise. Experimental tests in vacuum show a displacement sensitivity level of
In a conventional atomic interferometer employing
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 10160350
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 Optical Society of America
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 Journal of the Optical Society of America B
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 37
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 7
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 07403224; JOBPDE
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 Article No. 1974
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 National Science Foundation
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