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Chip Scale Atomic Devices

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Author(s)

John E. Kitching

Abstract

Chip-scale atomic devices combine elements of precision atomic spectroscopy, silicon micromachining and advanced diode laser technology to create compact, low-power and manufacturable instruments with high precision and stability. We review the design, fabrication and performance of chip-scale atomic clocks, magnetometers and other instruments and discuss the many applications in which these novel instruments are being used. Finally, we discuss prospects for future generations of miniaturized instruments such as chip-scale optical clocks, photonically integrated systems and manufacturable devices which may enable embedded absolute measurement of a broad range of physical quantities. Key words: atomic clock, microelectromechanical system, coherent population trapping, micromachining, chip-scale, microfabricated, magnetometer, optically pumped magnetometer, atomic magnetometer
Citation
Applied Physics Reviews

Keywords

atomic clock, atomic magnetometer, chip-scale, coherent population trapping, magnetometer, microelectromechanical system, microfabricated, micromachining, optically pumped magnetometer

Citation

Kitching, J. (2018), Chip Scale Atomic Devices, Applied Physics Reviews, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=925158 (Accessed September 20, 2021)
Created August 14, 2018, Updated February 1, 2019