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A Multi-Band Rydberg-Atom Based Receiver/Antenna: AM/FM Stereo Reception

April 2, 2020
Author(s)
Christopher L. Holloway, Matthew T. Simons, Joshua A. Gordon
With the re-definition of the International System of Units (SI) that occurred in October of 2018, there has recently been a great deal of attention in the development atom-base sensors for metrology applications. In particular great progress had been made

Summary: Workshop on Machine Learning for Optical Communication Systems

March 26, 2020
Author(s)
Joshua A. Gordon, Abdella Battou, Michael P. Majurski, Dan Kilper, Uiara Celine, Massimo Tonatore, Joao Pedro, Jesse Simsarian, Jim Westdorp, Darko Zibar
Optical communication systems are expected to find use in new applications that require more intelligent and automated functionality. Optical networks are needed to address the high speeds and low latency of 5G wireless networks. The analog nature of

Workshop on Machine Learning for Optical Communication Systems: a summary

March 8, 2020
Author(s)
Joshua A. Gordon, Abdella Battou, Dan Kilper
A summary and overview of a public workshop on machine learning for optical Communication systems held on August 2nd 2019, by the Communications Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO.

Embedding a Rydberg Atom-Based Sensor into an Antenna for Phase and Amplitude Detection of Radio Frequency Fields and Modulated Signals

October 22, 2019
Author(s)
Christopher L. Holloway, Matthew T. Simons, Abdulaziz H. Haddab, Joshua A. Gordon, David R. Novotny
We demonstrate a Rydberg atom-based sensor embedded in a parallel-plate waveguide (PPWG) for amplitude and phase detection of a radio-frequency (RF) electric field. This embedded atomic sensor is also capable of receiving modulated communications signals

Applications with a Rydberg Atom-based Radio Frequency Antenna/Receiver

September 2, 2019
Author(s)
Matthew T. Simons, Abdulaziz H. Haddab, Joshua A. Gordon, Christopher L. Holloway
We discuss several recent extensions of quantum radio frequency (RF) electric field sensors to antenna/receiver applications. These Rydberg atom-based sensors have been previously studied for SI-traceable RF field measurements. We demonstrate the reception

Detecting and Receiving Phase-Modulated Signals With a Rydberg Atom-Based Receiver

September 2, 2019
Author(s)
Christopher L. Holloway, Matthew T. Simons, Joshua A. Gordon, David R. Novotny
Recently, we introduced a Rydberg-atom based mixer capable of detecting and measuring of the phase of a radio-frequency field through the electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and Autler-Townes (AT) effect. The ability to measure phase with this

A Rydberg Atom-Based Mixer: Measuring the Phase of a Radio Frequency Wave

March 18, 2019
Author(s)
Christopher L. Holloway, Matthew T. Simons, Abdulaziz H. Haddab, Joshua A. Gordon
Rydberg atoms have been shown to be very useful in performing absolute measurements of the magnitude of a radio frequency (RF) field using electromagnetically-induced transparency (EIT). However, there has been less success in using Rydberg atoms for the

A Possible Advantage of Using Bi-directional S-Parameters in Antenna Measurements

December 1, 2018
Author(s)
Alexey J. Yuffa, Ronald C. Wittmann, Michael H. Francis, Joshua A. Gordon, David R. Novotny
the unknown-thru calibration technique is being used to achieve a system level calibration at milli-meter frequencies (>50 GHz) on the robotic ranges at NIST. Since this requires the use of a full bi-directional measurement, which takes longer than

Precision Optical Antenna Alignment System for Tracking Antennas in 6-DOF

November 4, 2018
Author(s)
Joshua A. Gordon, David R. Novotny, Michael S. Allman
We present on an all-optical spatial metrology system, the PiCMM, that aids in the alignment and tracking of antennas with accuracies on the order of 25 microns and 0.01 deg. This system speeds up millimeter-wave antenna alignment, does not require contact

Rydberg Atom-based RF Power Measurements

November 4, 2018
Author(s)
Matthew T. Simons, Marcus D. Kautz, Abdulaziz H. Haddab, Joshua A. Gordon, Christopher L. Holloway, Thomas P. Crowley
The power transmitted through a waveguide was determined using in-situ atom-based electric field measurements. The field distribution in the waveguide was measured using Rydberg atoms to find the maximum field, which was used to determine the power. For a

Uncertainties in Rydberg Atom-based RF E-field Measurements

October 8, 2018
Author(s)
Matthew T. Simons, Marcus D. Kautz, Joshua A. Gordon, Christopher L. Holloway
A new atom-based electric (E) field measurement approach (using Rydberg atoms) is being investigated by several groups around the world as a means to develop a new SI-traceable RF E- field standard. For this technique to be useful it is important to

Development and Applications of a Fiber-Coupled Atom-Based Electric Field Probe

August 27, 2018
Author(s)
Christopher L. Holloway, Matthew T. Simons, Joshua A. Gordon
We are developing a fundamentally new atom-based approach for electric (E) field measurements. This new approach will lead to a self-calibrated, SI traceable, E-field measurement, and has the capability to perform measurements on a fine spatial resolution

Fiber-coupled Vapor Cell for a Portable Rydberg Atom-based RF Electric Field Sensor

August 1, 2018
Author(s)
Matthew T. Simons, Joshua A. Gordon, Christopher L. Holloway
We demonstrate a moveable Rydberg atom based radio frequency (RF) electric (E) field probe. The technique is based on electromagnetically-induced transparency (EIT) and Autler-Townes splitting. Two fibers attached to an 10mm cube Cs vapor cell are used to

The New Large Antenna Positioning System for Over-The-Air Testing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

April 9, 2018
Author(s)
Jeffrey R. Guerrieri, David R. Novotny, Joshua A. Gordon, Alexandra Curtin, Michael S. Allman, Kim Hassett, Quang Ton
This paper introduces the new Large Antenna Positioning System (LAPS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For the last eight years NIST has been pioneering the use of robotics for antenna measurements. Starting with the

The Multi-Robot Large Antenna Positioning System for Over-The-Air Testing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology1

January 1, 2018
Author(s)
David R. Novotny, Joshua A. Gordon, Michael S. Allman, Jeffrey R. Guerrieri, Alexandra Curtin, Kim Hassett, George McAdams, Quang Ton
To address dynamic testing requirements of new communications systems and RF processes that use non-static beam forming, NIST proposed the Large Antenna Positioning System (LAPS). The LAPS consists of two kinematically-linked six axis robotic arms, one of

Three Antenna Ranges Based on Articualted Robotic Arms at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Describing Usability for Over-the-Air and Standard Near-Field Measuremnts

December 4, 2017
Author(s)
David R. Novotny, Joshua A. Gordon, Michael S. Allman, Jeffrey R. Guerrieri, Alexandra Curtin
NIST has developed an antenna range that uses coordinated industrial robotic systems for measuring milli-meter wave (mmWave) antenna patterns and gain. The Configurable Robotic milli-meter Antenna (CROMMA) facility employs a multi-axis articulated serial

Rydberg Atom Electric-Field Metrology

November 28, 2017
Author(s)
Joshua A. Gordon, Christopher L. Holloway, Matthew T. Simons
We present a technique which shows great promise for realizing an atomic standard measurement of RF fields that is intrinsically calibrated, directly linked to the SI and atomic structural constants. This technique relies on the reponse of Rydberg atoms to