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Atom sources

AOSense has developed novel atom trapping and vacuum hardware in response to the challenging size, weight, and power specifications of our customers. Our components are engineered to be considerably smaller than standard laboratory hardware, consuming little or no electrical power and requiring no water cooling.

High flux atomic beam oven

Creating bright atomic beams starts at the oven. Our compact atomic beam oven (shown below on a 2.75″ CF flange) is designed to provide a high flux of atoms with low power consumption and no water cooling. The oven has exceptionally low outgassing at elevated temperatures (6×10-8 Torr-L/s at 400 °C) while generating fluxes greater than 1×1013 atoms/s with only 4 W of input power. The oven can hold many grams of material and is reloadable.
High flux thermal atomic beam oven with low electrical power consumption and no cooling water required

Zeeman slower

AOSense’s compact, permanent magnet Zeeman slower (US Patent 8,710,428 B1) requires no electrical power or cooling water. The slower assembly (shown below next to a US quarter for scale) includes permanent magnets, a unibody frame, transverse cooling optics, a magnetic shield, two layers of radiative shielding for the input face, and a mounting clamp. The clamp references the magnetic and thermal shielding to the unibody frame and provides mounting points for holding the slower inside a vacuum chamber.
Zeeman slower with permanent magnets, magnetic shielding, and transverse cooling

Compact vacuum chambers

Our miniature atomic beam chambers (1-2 L) feature in-vacuum optics and achieve baseline pressures below 1×10-10 Torr with an AOSense oven, Zeeman slower, hot window, and transverse cooling / trapping assembly installed.
Custom compact vacuum system

Please contact us to discuss your applications.

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