Compact robust testbed for cold-atom clock and sensor applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$79,982.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N00014-13-P-1197
Solitcitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Number:
2013.A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N13A-018-0046
Solicitation Topic Code:
N13A-T018
Small Business Information
ColdQuanta
1600 Range Street, Suite 103, Boulder, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
800608643
Principal Investigator
 Steven Hughes
 Lead Engineer
 (303) 440-1284
 Steven.Hughes@coldquanta.com
Business Contact
 Rainer Kunz
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (303) 440-1284
Email: 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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