Reconfigurable Optical Lattices for Ultracold Atoms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,327.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-12-M-0281
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-100-1146
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-100
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
AOSense, Inc.
767 N Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
162344035
Principal Investigator:
Igor Teper
Physicist
(408) 735-9500
iteper@aosense.com
Business Contact:
Michael Geltz
Controller
(408) 735-9500
mgeltz@aosense.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
AOSense has successfully designed and fabricated numerous cold-atom-based sensors, including lasers, vacuum systems, optomechanics and control electronics. This SBIR topic is well-matched to our experience in developing systems for the manipulation of ultracold atoms. We propose to design and develop a novel optical trap for ultracold atom experiments that will be reconfigurable between a focused-beam trap, a stationary optical lattice, and/or a moving optical lattice. The system will switch between these operational modes at high bandwidth and with no moving parts. Our design will also incorporate a crossed-dipole optical trap for evaporative cooling. In addition to completing detailed system and component level designs, we will perform design validation studies to ensure that the trap will meet the target performance goals and will successfully implement a lattice-based cold atom accelerometer.

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