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Reconfigurable Optical Lattices for Ultracold Atoms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-100-1146
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-100
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94085-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Reconfigurable Optical Lattices for Ultracold Atoms
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-12-M-0281
Award Amount: $149,327.00
 

Abstract:

AOSense has successfully designed and fabricated numerous cold-atom-based sensors, including lasers, vacuum systems, optomechanics and control electronics. This SBIR topic is well-matched to our experience in developing systems for the manipulation of ultracold atoms. We propose to design and develop a novel optical trap for ultracold atom experiments that will be reconfigurable between a focused-beam trap, a stationary optical lattice, and/or a moving optical lattice. The system will switch between these operational modes at high bandwidth and with no moving parts. Our design will also incorporate a crossed-dipole optical trap for evaporative cooling. In addition to completing detailed system and component level designs, we will perform design validation studies to ensure that the trap will meet the target performance goals and will successfully implement a lattice-based cold atom accelerometer.

Principal Investigator:

Igor Teper
Physicist
(408) 735-9500
iteper@aosense.com

Business Contact:

Michael Geltz
Controller
(408) 735-9500
mgeltz@aosense.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave Sunnyvale, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 200839632
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No