Innovative atom-optic devices
Sensors & custom components
Laboratory-based atomic sensors set the standard for precision and accuracy. For example, the best atomic clock has a timing error of less than 1 s over 30 billion years. Such exquisite performance can improve existing technologies such as GPS and inertial navigation as well as enable entirely new applications in coherent imaging, radar, and global intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). Building an atomic sensor that achieves this performance requires mastering a complex system of lasers and optics, vacuum, electronics, and control hardware. To be practical, these sensors also need to operate for days to years without direct contact.
AOSense sensor solutions are designed for performance, size, and simplicity, resulting in practical atom-optic sensors that can operate in real-world environments. Meeting the aggressive size, weight, and power constraints of our compact designs has required AOSense to engineer many novel custom components including vacuum, laser, and electronics hardware. AOSense has served as a prime contractor for numerous government projects and produced commercial devices for large defense contractors, national laboratories, and universities.
The AOSense Integrated Laser Controller + Servo (ILC-Servo) has all the features of the standard ILC with additional servo features that may be used to lock the laser to an atomic reference line, optical cavity, or optical beat note. All options and adjustable parameters are fully digitally controlled.
The AOS-Cav-λR-λ1-λ2 is a two-axis, non-confocal Fabry-Perot optical cavity in UHV for stabilization transfer either by offset Pound-Drever-Hall locking or scanning transfer technique.
The AOSense compact gravimeter integrates an entire lab of equipment into a portable sensor head and controller, incorporating all necessary lasers, vacuum, and electronics to cool, control, and readout the atomic test masses.
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