Sensitive Magnetometer based on FM NMOR
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
This Phase I STTR project will demonstrate that frequency-modulated magneto-optical rotation (FM-NMOR) can provide high sensitivity for an airborne magnetometer. FM-NMOR uses a diode laser to produce a coherent, aligned population of atoms. Polarimetry is used to measure the rotation rate of the atomic alignment, which is proportional to magnetic field. Both magnetometer and gradiometer designs will be evaluated for their capability to detect target magnetic signatures from a distance of 9000 ft.
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Research Institution Information:
SOUTHWEST SCIENCES, INC.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505
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University of California, Berkeley
Sponsored Projects Office, 336 Sproul Hall, Mail Code 594
Berkeley, CA 94720
Nonprofit college or university