Hybrid Optical and Magnetic Ultracold Atom Chip System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-12-C-0069
Agency Tracking Number: F10B-T17-0010
Amount: $749,879.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF10-BT17
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
1600 Range Street, Suite 103, Boulder, CO, -
DUNS: 800608643
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Evan Salim
 (303) 440-1284
Business Contact
 Rainer Kunz
Title: President
Phone: (303) 440-1284
Email: Rainer.Kunz@coldquanta.com
Research Institution
 University of Colorado
 Dana Z Anderson
 Department of Physics
390 UCB
Boulder, CO, 80309-
 (303) 492-5202
 Nonprofit college or university
ABSTRACT: This research focuses on the development of a system for producing and imaging ultracold atoms in optical lattice potentials. Utilizing hybrid magnetic and optical atom chip technology, the system will provide a simple and robust means to perform experiments with optical lattice potentials. This hybrid atom chip approach will also provide high numerical aperture access to the atomic samples. BENEFIT: Ultracold and cold matter systems will have substantial impact on arenas of DoD interest, including inertial sensing, magnetic field sensing, timekeeping, and related areas of commercial and scientific interest. The system developed under this proposal will significantly lower the entrance barrier to experimental work with ultracold atoms in optical lattices.

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