Utilising diffractive optics towards a compact, cold atom clock

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Abstract

Laser cooled atomic samples have resulted in profound advances in precision metrology [1], however the technology is typically complex and bulky. In recent publications we described a micro-fabricated optical element, that greatly facilitates miniaturisation of ultra-cold atom technology [2], [3], [4], [5]. Portable devices should be feasible with accuracy vastly exceeding that of equivalent room-temperature technology, with a minimal footprint. These laser cooled samples are ideal for atomic clocks. Here we will discuss the implementation of our micro-fabricated diffractive optics towards building a robust, compact cold atom clock.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF), 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781509007202
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2016
EventEuropean Frequency and Time Forum (2016) - University of York, York, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Apr 20167 Apr 2016
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=7470135
http://www.eftf2016.org/

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Frequency and Time Forum (2016)
Abbreviated titleEFTF 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityYork
Period4/04/167/04/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • quantum technology
  • laser cooling
  • coherent population trapping
  • diffractive optics
  • gratings
  • clocks
  • atomic beams
  • laser beams
  • charge carrier processes
  • atom optics
  • atomic measurements

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