Compact robust testbed for cold-atom clock and sensor applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,982.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-P-1197
Agency Tracking Number:
N13A-018-0046
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N13A-T018
Solicitation Number:
2013.A
Small Business Information
ColdQuanta
1600 Range Street, Suite 103, Boulder, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800608643
Principal Investigator:
Steven Hughes
Lead Engineer
(303) 440-1284
Steven.Hughes@coldquanta.com
Business Contact:
Rainer Kunz
President and CEO
(303) 440-1284
Rainer.Kunz@coldquanta.com
Research Institution:
University of Colorado - Boulder
Jun Ye
440 UCB
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO, 80309-0440
(303) 735-3171
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
As strontium and other alkaline-earth metals become increasingly attractive for ultracold-atom applications, there is a growing need to develop compact, robust systems for cooling, trapping, and studying these elements. In this proposal, ColdQuanta will team with Dr. Jun Ye at JILA and the University of Colorado at Boulder to develop a portable, turn-key system that can produce, utilize, and optically trap ultracold strontium atoms. The resulting system will serve as the foundation for a strontium-based optical clock or gravimeter that is field-deployable for DoD missions.

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