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NIST-on-a-Chip: Overview

laser beams
Credit: Curt Suplee/NIST

Electromagnetically induced transparency requires two laser beams of different frequencies.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s NIST-on-a-Chip (NOAC) program will revolutionize measurement services and metrology by bringing them out of the lab and, after commercialization by industry, directly to the user. To that end, NIST is developing a suite of intrinsically accurate, quantum-based measurement technologies intended to be deployed nearly anywhere and anytime, performing uninterrupted without the need for NIST’s traditional measurement and calibration services.

The attached document is the most recent overview of NOAC projects, showing their technology maturity levels and indicating potential areas of interest for business as well as opportunities for partnerships and collaborations.


Created March 25, 2019, Updated November 15, 2019