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Portable High-Flux Cold Atom Source

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92575
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-079-1572
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Portable High-Flux Cold Atom Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0239
Award Amount: $69,325.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a compact and rugged source of cold atoms for atom-based sensors. Our proposal encompasses the laser system, vacuum cell, and electronics required to achieve micro-Kelvin temperatures for 10^8 atoms with a repetition rate faster than 500 ms. We will run simulations and construct 3D models to minimize the size and cost of the vacuum and laser system. Part of the objective is to test alternative methods of maintaining low vacuum, significantly reducing cost. An additional objective is to construct a specialized laser system for less cost than commercial systems. Phase I will focus on demonstrating a simplified vacuum system and laser system, with the option period devoted to demonstrating the cold atom source.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Matthews
Sr. Physicist
4087359500
mmatthews@aosense.com

Business Contact:

Brenton Young
Sr. Physicist
4087359500
byoung@aosense.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AOSENSE, INC.
767 N Mary Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94085

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