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Publication Citation: Chip-Scale Atomic Devices

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Author(s): John E. Kitching; Svenja A. Knappe; P Schwindt; Ying-ju Wang; Hugh Robinson; Leo W. Hollberg; Li-Anne Liew; John Moreland; Alan Brannon; J Breitbarth; Brad Lindseth; Z Popovic; V Shah; Vladislav Gerginov; Matt Eardley;
Title: Chip-Scale Atomic Devices
Published: June 04, 2006
Abstract: We present an overview of recent work to develop chip-scale atomic devices such as frequency references and magnetometers. These devices take advantage of advances over the last ten years in the fields of micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), precision atomic spectroscopy and semiconductor lasers. The convergence of processes and techniques from these three disparate areas allows for highly compact, low-power sensors with exceptional sensitivity and stability. We will discuss in detail several important ongoing activities in our laboratory including recent advances in alkali cell fabrication and new physics package designs for chip-scale atomic clocks and magnetometers. Finally, we discuss opportunities related to the coupling of resonant, magnetic microstructures to atoms for highly compact, low power sensor applications.
Proceedings: Proc. 2006 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop
Pages: pp. 108 - 113
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Dates: June 4-6, 2006
Keywords: chip-scale atomic clock,coherent population trapping,frequency reference,MEMS,micromachining
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