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Miniature Portable Ultra-Cold Atom Source without Active Pumps

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-119-0082
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-119
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
ColdQuanta
1600 Range Street Suite 103 Boulder, CO 80301-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Miniature Portable Ultra-Cold Atom Source without Active Pumps
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0144
Award Amount: $749,977.00
 

Abstract:

This research focuses on the development of a miniature ultrahigh vacuum system for cold-atom-based magnetometry. Comprised of a modular cold-atom source, and high quality optical cell in a double-MOT system, the approach primarily utilizes passive pumping technologies to facilitate sensitive magnetometry experiments with a cell volume less than 125 cm3. The source module will integrate all vacuum components necessary to prepare an alkali vapor and maintain ultrahigh vacuum. High quality cells will enable precise optical trapping, manipulation, and interrogation superior to conventional miniature cells. Further development will address handling of thermal alkali species while eliminating trace impurity gasses in their dispensing.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Hughes
Senior Engineer
(303) 440-1284
steven.hughes@coldquanta.com

Business Contact:

Rainer Kunz
President
(303) 440-1284
Rainer.Kunz@coldquanta.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ColdQuanta
1600 Range Street Suite 103 Boulder, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 208401414
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No