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A microfabricated photonic magnetometer



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


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


atomic magnetometer, laser spectroscopy, microfabrication


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], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created April 19, 2009, Updated October 12, 2021