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A microfabricated photonic magnetometer

Published

Author(s)

Jan Preusser, Svenja A. Knappe, John Kitching, Vladislav Gerginov

Abstract

We present initial measurements of an atomic magnetometer in which the microfabricated sensor head is coupled to the control system by optical fibers. Since there are no electrical connections, the sensor head is largely non-magnetic and degradation of the magnetometer performance due to internal magnetic fields is avoided. The sensor head is fabricated by use of methods derived from micro-electromechanical (MEMS) systems and integrated with off-the-shelf micro-optical components. Light is coupled through fibers to and from the sensor head for interrogation of the atoms as well as temperature stabilization of the vapor cell.
Proceedings Title
Proc. 2009 Joint Mtg. EFTF Conf. and IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp.
Conference Dates
April 20-24, 2009
Conference Location
Besancon, FR

Keywords

atomic magnetometer, laser spectroscopy, microfabrication

Citation

Preusser, J. , Knappe, S. , Kitching, J. and Gerginov, V. (2009), A microfabricated photonic magnetometer, Proc. 2009 Joint Mtg. EFTF Conf. and IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp., Besancon, FR, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=902668 (Accessed May 31, 2023)
Created April 19, 2009, Updated October 12, 2021