Reconfigurable and Portable Ultracold Matter Systems
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Ultracold atoms have shown incredible potential in precision time keeping as well as numerous sensing applications such as high sensitivity magnetometry, precision low-drift inertial navigation, and precision gravitational sensing. Most of the pioneering work related to demonstrating the use of ultracold atoms for these applications has been done on full-sized experimental units that currently occupy entire university or government research laboratories. For years the promise of ultracold for application has been met by technical obstacles, namely the difficulty of producing ultracold matter. ColdQuanta's commercially available miniature atom chip cell has already begun to address this issue by simplifying the rout to forming ultracold matter. For this SBIR we propose a complete and compact system for attaining ultracold matter in the form of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) that is based on ColdQuanta's chip cell technology. Our vision is that this development work will lead to further the accessibility and development of ultracold atom technology and applications.
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