A small, pump-free source for cold and ultracold atoms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,702.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0508
Award Id:
98606
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-119-0240
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-119
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3131 Indian Road, Suite B, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072923415
Principal Investigator:
K. Hughes
Chief Research Scientist
(720) 494-0717
jeramyhughes@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Archie Brown
Vice President
(720) 474-0717
abrown@triadtechno.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A vacuum system with pressures typically below about 10-9 torr is required to mitigate thermal background collisions when producing Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) and other forms of ultracold matter. Traditional setups contain multiple vacuum chambers, often employ the use of large ion pumps, and take up significant space on a full-sized optical table. While ultracold matter has great potential in advanced applications, these large vacuum chambers and complex setups are considered a serious impediment to application development. In performing this project, Triad Technology will produce a vacuum chamber smaller than 5cm by 5cm by 5cm in size for use as a source of ultracold matter. The chamber will meet the necessary vacuum level requirements using a unique geometry that takes advantage of a novel processing and pumping techniques.

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