Reconfigurable and Portable Ultracold Matter Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,782.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0238
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-079-0019
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-079
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
ColdQuanta
5470 Conestoga Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800608643
Principal Investigator:
Jeramy Hughes
Senior Scientist
(303) 440-1284
jeramy.hughes@coldquanta.com
Business Contact:
Rainer Kunz
Senior Scientist
(303) 440-1284
rainer.kunz@coldquanta.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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