Ultracold atoms as a source for improving the accuracy of atom gravimeters

Franck Pereira dos Santos

Observatoire de Paris

Franck Pereira Dos Santos is a Researcher with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in 2002. Since 2002, he has been with the Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais–Systèmes de Référence Temps Espace (LNE-SYRTE), at Paris Observatory. He is heading the “Atom Interferometry and Inertial Sensors” team, a leader in the development of cold atom inertial sensors. His research focuses on the realization and study of gravity sensors based on free fall and trapped atom interferometry.


Cold atom gravimeters constitute today one of the most mature inertial sensors based on atom interferometry. They reach performances better than their classical counterparts, both in terms of short term sensitivity and long... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Romain Karcher (Observatoire de Paris)
  2. Almazbek Imanaliev (Observatoire de Paris)
  3. Sébastien Merlet (Observatoire de Paris)
  4. Franck Pereira dos Santos (Observatoire de Paris)

Topic Area

Quantum sensors and quantum metrology


OS1b-A » Quantum sensors and quantum metrology (16:40 - Wednesday, 5th September, Auditorium)

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