Abstract

A new laser-based thermostat sensitive to 0.2 mK at room temperature is reported. The method utilizes a fluid-filled prism and interferometric weak-value amplification to sense nanoradian deviations of a laser beam: due to the high thermo-optic coefficient of the fluid (colorless fluorocarbon), the deviation angle through the prism is sensitive to temperature. We estimate the daily stability of our device to be 0.2 mK, which is limited by drifts in the apparatus, and the narrow 20 mK capture range is the price paid for the weak measurement.

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D. J. Starling, P. B. Dixon, A. N. Jordan, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. A 82, 063822 (2010).
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2009 (1)

P. B. Dixon, D. J. Starling, A. N. Jordan, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 173601 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

R. David and I. W. Hunter, Sens. Actuators A, Phys. 121, 31 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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N. W. M. Ritchie, J. G. Story, and R. G. Hulet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1107 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

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[CrossRef]

Aharonov, Y.

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[CrossRef]

Albert, D. Z.

Y. Aharonov, D. Z. Albert, and L. Vaidman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 1351 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Baumgartel, L. M.

David, R.

R. David and I. W. Hunter, Sens. Actuators A, Phys. 121, 31 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Dixon, P. B.

D. J. Starling, P. B. Dixon, A. N. Jordan, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. A 82, 063822 (2010).
[CrossRef]

P. B. Dixon, D. J. Starling, A. N. Jordan, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 173601 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Grudinin, I. S.

Gundlach, J. H.

Hagedorn, C. A.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Hulet, R. G.

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[CrossRef]

Hunter, I. W.

R. David and I. W. Hunter, Sens. Actuators A, Phys. 121, 31 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jordan, A. N.

D. J. Starling, P. B. Dixon, A. N. Jordan, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. A 82, 063822 (2010).
[CrossRef]

P. B. Dixon, D. J. Starling, A. N. Jordan, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 173601 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ritchie, N. W. M.

N. W. M. Ritchie, J. G. Story, and R. G. Hulet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1107 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Schlamminger, S.

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D. J. Starling, P. B. Dixon, A. N. Jordan, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. A 82, 063822 (2010).
[CrossRef]

P. B. Dixon, D. J. Starling, A. N. Jordan, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 173601 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Story, J. G.

N. W. M. Ritchie, J. G. Story, and R. G. Hulet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1107 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Strekalov, D. V.

Thompson, R. J.

Turner, M. D.

Vaidman, L.

Y. Aharonov, D. Z. Albert, and L. Vaidman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 1351 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Yu, N.

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

D. J. Starling, P. B. Dixon, A. N. Jordan, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. A 82, 063822 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

Y. Aharonov, D. Z. Albert, and L. Vaidman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 1351 (1988).
[CrossRef]

N. W. M. Ritchie, J. G. Story, and R. G. Hulet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1107 (1991).
[CrossRef]

P. B. Dixon, D. J. Starling, A. N. Jordan, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 173601 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sens. Actuators A, Phys. (1)

R. David and I. W. Hunter, Sens. Actuators A, Phys. 121, 31 (2005).
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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Weak-value thermostat setup: Jamin beamsplitter (jbs), wedge prisms (wp), folding prism (fp), quadrant photodetector (qpd), polarization-maintaining fiber (pm-smf). The ring effectively passes through two fluid-filled prisms.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Stability and (b) sensitivity for weak-value and standard deflection configurations.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Performance of the weak-value thermostat when heaters were servo-controlled to keep beam position constant.

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