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Erratum: Collisions of room temperature helium with ultra-cold lithium and the van-der-Waals bound state of HeLi [Phys. Rev. A 101, 012702 (2020)]

February 28, 2022
Author(s)
Constantinos Makrides, Daniel Barker, James A. Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt, Stephen Eckel, Eite Tiesinga
We have found an error in the computation of the thermally-averaged total elastic rate coefficient for the collision of a room-temperature helium atom with an ultra-cold lithium atom presented. We omitted the factor $2/\sqrt\pi}$ in the normalization over

Quantum-Based Photonic Sensors for Pressure, Vacuum, and Temperature Measurements: A Vison of the Future with NIST on a Chip

September 17, 2021
Author(s)
Jay H. Hendricks, Zeeshan Ahmed, Daniel Barker, Kevin O. Douglass, Stephen Eckel, James A. Fedchak, Nikolai Klimov, Jacob Edmond Ricker, Julia Scherschligt
The NIST on a Chip (NOAC) program's central idea is the idea that measurement technology can be developed to enable metrology to be performed "outside the National Metrology Institute" by the crea-tion of deployed and often miniaturized standards. These

PyLCP: A python package for computing laser cooling physics

September 9, 2021
Author(s)
Stephen Eckel, Daniel Barker, Eric Norrgard, Julia Scherschligt
We present a python object-oriented computer program for simulating various aspects of laser cooling physics. Our software is designed to be both easy to use and adaptable, allowing the user to specify the level structure, magnetic field profile, or the

NIST on a Chip: Photonic and Quantum-Based Sensors for Measurements of Pressure, Vacuum, Temperature and Beyond!

April 29, 2021
Author(s)
Jay H. Hendricks, Zeeshan Ahmed, Daniel Barker, Stephen Eckel, James A. Fedchak, Nikolai Klimov, Julia Scherschligt
At the core of the NIST on a Chip (NoAC) program is the idea that measurement technology can be developed to enable metrology to be done "outside the National Metrology Institute" by virtue of deployed and often miniaturized standards (that can also serve

Outgassing rate comparison of seven geometrically similar vacuum chambers of different materials and heat treatments

April 23, 2021
Author(s)
James A. Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt, Sefer Avdiaj, Daniel Barker, Stephen Eckel, Ben Bowers, Scott O'Connell, Perry Henderson
We have measured the water and hydrogen outgassing rates of seven vacuum chambers of identical geometry but constructed of different materials and heat treatments. Chambers of five different materials were tested: 304L, 316L, and 316LN stainless steels

Note: A Bitter-type electromagnet for complex atomic trapping and manipulation

February 12, 2021
Author(s)
Jacob L. Siegel, Daniel Barker, James A. Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt, Stephen Eckel
We create a pair of symmetric Bitter-type electromagnet assemblies capable of producing multiple field configurations including uniform magnetic fields, spherical quadruple traps, or Ioffe-Pritchard magnetic bottles. Unlike other designs, our coil allows

Note: A Radio Frequency Voltage-Controlled Current Source for Quantum Spin Manipulation

October 19, 2020
Author(s)
Daniel S. Barker, Alessandro Restelli, James A. Fedchak, Julia K. Scherschligt, Stephen P. Eckel
We present a design for a wide-bandwidth, voltage-controlled current source that is easily integrated with radiofrequency magnetic field coils. Our design uses current feedback to compensate for the frequency-dependent impedance of a radiofrequency antenna

Confinement of an alkaline-earth element in a grating magneto-optical trap

October 15, 2020
Author(s)
Ananya Sitaram, Peter Elgee, Gretchen K. Campbell, Daniel Barker, Nikolai Klimov, Stephen Eckel
We demonstrate a compact magneto-optical trap (MOT) of alkaline-earth atoms using a nanofabricated diffraction grating chip. A single input laser beam, resonant with the broad 1S0 to 1P1 transition of strontium, forms the MOT in combination with three

A wide-bandwidth, high-power radio-frequency driver for acousto-optic and electro-optic devices

August 6, 2019
Author(s)
Daniel S. Barker, Neal C. Pisenti, Alessandro Restelli, Julia K. Scherschligt, James A. Fedchak, Gretchen K. Campbell, Stephen P. Eckel
We present a design for a general-purpose radio-frequency amplifier circuit that is suitable for driving acousto-optic and electro-optic devices. Our design uses telecom amplifiers to achieve power output > 1 W over a 10 MHz to 1.1 GHz frequency range, and

Nuclear-Spin Dependent Parity Violation in Optically Trapped Polyatomic Molecules

July 3, 2019
Author(s)
Eric B. Norrgard, Daniel S. Barker, Stephen P. Eckel, James A. Fedchak, Nikolai N. Klimov, Julia K. Scherschligt
We investigate using optically trapped linear polyatomic molecules as probes of nuclear spin- dependent parity violation. The presence of closely spaced, opposite-parity $\ell$-doublets is a general feature of such molecules, allowing parity-violation

A single-beam slower and magneto-optical trap using a nanofabricated grating

June 11, 2019
Author(s)
Daniel S. Barker, Eric B. Norrgard, Nikolai N. Klimov, James A. Fedchak, Julia K. Scherschligt, Stephen P. Eckel
We demonstrate a compact (0.25 L) system for laser cooling and trapping atoms from a heated dispenser source. Our system uses a nano-fabricated diffraction grating to generate a magneto- optical trap (MOT) using a single input laser beam. An aperture in

Light-induced atomic desorption of lithium

October 8, 2018
Author(s)
Daniel S. Barker, Eric B. Norrgard, Julia K. Scherschligt, James A. Fedchak, Stephen P. Eckel
We demonstrate loading of a Li magneto-optical trap using light-induced atomic desorption. The magneto-optical trap confines up to approximately 10000 lithium atoms with loading rates up to 4000 atoms/s. We study the Li desorption rate as a function of the

Challenges to miniaturizing cold atom technology for deployable vacuum metrology

September 14, 2018
Author(s)
Stephen P. Eckel, Daniel S. Barker, James A. Fedchak, Nikolai N. Klimov, Eric B. Norrgard, Julia K. Scherschligt, Constantinos Makrides, Eite Tiesinga
Cold atoms are excellent metrological tools; they currently realize SI time and, soon, SI pressure in the ultra-high (UHV) and extreme high vacuum (XHV) regimes. The development of primary, vacuum metrology based on cold atoms currently falls under the

Quantum-based vacuum metrology at NIST

June 20, 2018
Author(s)
Julia K. Scherschligt, James A. Fedchak, Zeeshan Ahmed, Daniel S. Barker, Kevin O. Douglass, Stephen P. Eckel, Edward T. Hanson, Jay H. Hendricks, Thomas P. Purdy, Jacob E. Ricker, Robinjeet Singh
The measurement science in realizing and disseminating the SI unit for pressure, the pascal (Pa), has been the subject of much interest at NIST. Modern optical-based techniques for pascal metrology have been investigated, including multi-photon ionization

Recent Developments in Surface Science and Engineering, Thin Films, Nanoscience, Biomaterials, Plasma Science, and Vacuum Technology

May 31, 2018
Author(s)
Miran Mozetic, Alenka Vesel, Gregor Primc, J. Bauer, A. Eder, G. H. S. Schmid, David Ruzic, Zeeshan Ahmed, Daniel Barker, Kevin O. Douglass, Stephen Eckel, James A. Fedchak, Jay H. Hendricks, Nikolai Klimov, Jacob Edmond Ricker, Julia Scherschligt, Jack A. Stone Jr., Gregory F. Strouse, I. Capan, M Buljan, S. Milosevic, C Teichert, S R. Cohen, A G. Silva, M Lehocky, P Humpolicek, C Rodriguez, J Hernandez-Montelongo, E Punzon-Quijorna, D Mercier, M Manso-Silvan, G Ceccone, A Galtayries, K Stana-Kleinschek, I Petrov, J E. Greene, J Avila, C Y. Chen, B Caja, H Yi, A Boury, S Lorcy, M C. Asensio, T Gans, D O?Connell, F Reniers, A Vincze, M Anderle
Nanometer-sized structures, surfaces and sub-surface phenomena have played an enormous role in science and technological applications and represent a driving-force of current interdisciplinary science. Recent developments include the atomic-scale

A 3D-printed alkali metal dispenser

May 1, 2018
Author(s)
Eric B. Norrgard, Daniel S. Barker, James A. Fedchak, Nikolai N. Klimov, Julia K. Scherschligt, Stephen P. Eckel
We demonstrate and characterize a source of Li atoms made from direct metal laser sintered Ti. The source's outgassing rate is measured to be $5 \,(2)\cdot 10^{-7}$\,$\rm{Pa}~ \rm{L}~ \rm{s}^{-1}$ at the temperature which optimizes the number of atoms

Vacuum Furnace for Degassing Stainless-Steel Vacuum Components

March 1, 2018
Author(s)
James A. Fedchak, Julia K. Scherschligt, Daniel S. Barker, Stephen P. Eckel, Alex P. Farrell, Makfir Sefa
Ultra-high vacuum systems must often be constructed of materials with ultra-low outgassing rates to achieve pressure of 10-6 Pa and below. In such a case, any component placed into the ultra-high vacuum system must also be constructed of materials with

Development of a new UHV/XHV pressure standard (Cold Atom Vacuum Standard)

November 10, 2017
Author(s)
Julia Scherschligt, James A. Fedchak, Daniel Barker, Stephen Eckel, Nikolai Klimov, Constantinos Makrides, Eite Tiesinga
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has recently begun a program to develop a primary pressure standard that is based on ultra-cold atoms, covering a pressure range of 1 × 10-6 Pa to 1 × 10-10 Pa and possibly lower. These pressures

Perspectives for a new realization of the pascal by optical methods

October 24, 2017
Author(s)
Jay H. Hendricks, Karl Jousten, Jack A. Stone Jr., Patrick F. Egan, Tom Rubin, Christof Gaiser, Rene Schodel, James A. Fedchak, Jacob E. Ricker, Jens Fluegge, Stephen P. Eckel, Julia K. Scherschligt, Daniel S. Barker, Kevin O. Douglass, Gregory F. Strouse, Uwe Sterr, Waldimir Sabuga
Since the beginning of measurement of pressure in the 17th century, the unit of pressure has been defined by the relationship of force per unit area. The present state of optical technology now offers the possibility of using a thermodynamic definition

An ultra-low noise, high-voltage piezo driver

December 8, 2016
Author(s)
Neal C. Pisenti, Alessandro Restelli, Ben J. Reschovsky, Daniel Barker, Gretchen K. Campbell
We present an ultra-low noise, high-voltage driver suited for use with piezoelectric actuators and other low- current applications. The architecture uses a flyback switching regulator to generate up to 250V in our current design, with an output of 1 kV or